St Mary’s Appoints New Headmistress

The Board of Governors at St Mary’s Shaftesbury have appointed Mrs Maria Young as Headmistress of the school from September 2018. A graduate of the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, and current Deputy Head Pastoral and Head of Boarding at Worth School, Mrs Young previously had a distinguished career as a teacher of music at a variety of schools including Bryanston and Simon Langton School in Kent.

At Worth, Mrs Young has contributed to the strong Catholic ethos of the school as a lay chaplain, while also leading an outstanding programme of music performance and is a proponent of embedding creativity across the school curriculum while raising standards in all subjects through cross-curricular co-operation.

Miss Younghusband, the Chair of Governors at St Mary’s said, “Maria was the outstanding candidate in a strong field of excellent applicants. We are very excited about Mrs Young’s appointment, and she will be working in close partnership with our Acting Headmistress Sarah Matthews between now and September.”