Meet the Headmistress

Sarah Clark attended Queen Mary’s High School in Walsall, where she developed her keen interest in history, politics and literature as well as a passion for art, sport and music.  

From 1988 to 1992 she studied History and Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, taking the opportunity to represent the university in rugby and the college in lacrosse, hockey and rowing, while also getting involved in film and Classics Faculty societies and theatrical productions.

Sarah began her career in teaching at Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls in Kent, holding a number of leadership roles there and at Rochester Grammar School for Girls, including Head of Sixth Form and Professional Tutor, before her appointment as Deputy Head Curriculum at Wellingborough School in Northamptonshire.

In 2010 Sarah became Headmistress of the Queen’s School in Chester and enjoyed seven successful years there before being appointed Head of North London Collegiate School.

Sarah is a passionate advocate for education which prepares students to meet the challenges of life as well as academics, and believes in the power of harnessing children’s interests and enthusiasms alongside rigorous and inspirational teaching.  During her career she has enjoyed teaching History, Classical Civilisation, Government and Politics, and Critical Thinking to A level and also has experience in teaching English and Theory of Knowledge.  Alongside her academic commitments, Sarah is a keen bell ringer, singer and cyclist.

She is married with two adult children.