New Headmistress for 2019 announced – Mrs Danuta Staunton

July 18, 2018

The Chairman of Governors is delighted to announce that Mrs Danuta Staunton will succeed Mrs Breen as Headmistress from September 2019. Mrs Staunton is the ninth member of St Mary’s staff to move on to Headship in the last twenty years, and was the unanimous choice of the Board of Governors, a decision strongly endorsed by Council Members.

Mrs Staunton attended St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing, prior to gaining a first class honours degree in English Literature at the University of York. She gained a distinction in her MA in Renaissance Literature, also at York, prior to attaining her PGCE at King’s College London. After a role in publishing with the Ark Group in London, Mrs Staunton joined the English Department at St Mary’s. She has worked as a Year Coordinator, Deputy Head of House and then joined the Senior Management and Education Team with a broad portfolio of academic and co-curricular responsibilities, including external communications. She will assume the role of Headmistress Elect from this September, and will work closely with Mrs Breen over the next academic year to help prepare for a smooth transition in September 2019.