Ipswich: Oona Carlin announced as new head at Ipswich High School

Oona Carlin has been announced as the new headteacher of Ipswich School

Oona Carlin has been announced as the new headteacher of Ipswich School - Credit: Archant

A GIRLS’ independent school has welcomed a new headteacher who said she is “thrilled” to be joining.

Oona Carlin has been announced as headteacher of Ipswich High School, taking over from Elaine Purves, and will begin the role in September.

She said: “I have been extremely impressed by the warmth and sense of purpose among girls and staff at Ipswich High.

“The magnificent school grounds are home to a school community which is equally remarkable, encompassing the true spirit of The Girls’ Day School Trust. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with pupils, parents, staff and governors to build on the school’s success and I look forward to getting to know them in the months ahead.”

Ms Carlin is currently deputy head academic at Putney High School, London.

Chairman of the governors Annie Reid said: “We are delighted to have appointed such an accomplished and resourceful head. Oona has expert knowledge of girls’ education and will be a worthy successor to Elaine Purves.”

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