The Trustees of St James Schools are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Hilary Wyatt as the next Head of St James Preparatory School, effective from 1 September 2022.

Mrs Wyatt has been teaching for 30 years with 17 years’ experience in senior leadership roles. She was Head of Pre-Prep at Durston House School before becoming Headmistress at Eaton Square, Kensington. She is currently Head at The Lyceum School in the City of London.

She has a master's degree in Education, an NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), and has been an Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate since 2014. Her enthusiasm for the St James philosophy is demonstrated by the fact that the Wyatt family moved from Winchester to London in 2005 so both their daughters could attend St James Senior Girls’ School. 

Mrs Wyatt says, “It is with great excitement that I contemplate my move to St James Prep in September. The school is renowned for its ability to nurture the mind, the body and the spirit and I love the vibrant atmosphere that has been created by the dedicated team of St James teachers and support staff. I am looking forward to becoming part of this very special community and supporting the creative and the academic success of every pupil.”