St George's Ascot have announced that following a rigorous selection process, the Governing Body have appointed Mrs Elizabeth Hewer to be their next Headmistress with effect from September 2016.
From St George's School, Ascot:
Mrs Hewer is currently Deputy Headmistress at St Mary’s School Ascot and we have been privileged to make her appointment from a very strong field of candidates.
Mrs Hewer attended the all-girls King's High School in Warwick, going on to Jesus College, Cambridge to study Geography and later complete her PGCE. At Cambridge, she was Captain of the Cambridge University Women's Hockey Club, gained three full Blues for hockey and played for the British Universities. She also gained two Half Blues for cricket.
She has taught Geography, coached hockey, netball and tennis, sung in choirs and led outdoor activities at Bedford School, Marlborough College and the Royal Grammar School in Guildford. She has been at St Mary's Ascot since 2006, initially as a Geography teacher, later becoming a Housemistress and also as Director of Studies for a time. She has been in the role of Deputy Head since 2009. Outside St Mary's, Mrs Hewer is a Governor of a co-ed boarding and day school in Sussex and works with ISI as a Boarding Team Inspector.
Mrs Hewer, her husband Jim, their two children, Freddie and Katie, and their Hungarian Vizsla family dog, Laszlo, are looking forward to moving to St George's in the summer of 2016. She commented "I am delighted to be joining St George's Ascot as Headmistress in September 2016. I look forward to getting to know the girls and working with the staff and governors to build on the great work that Rachel Owens has done, and to lead St George's into the exciting next stage of its development".