Danes Hill School Welcomes New Head

23 Aug 2022

Danes Hill School is holding an Open House in September to give prospective parents the opportunity to meet the new Head, Mrs Maxine Shaw.

The Governing Board at Danes Hill School were delighted to appoint Maxine Shaw as the new Head. Maxine Shaw took up her role as Head of Danes Hill School in Oxshott, Surrey in April, ahead of the Summer Term.

Maxine is an exceptionally experienced Head of the highest calibre; after six years as Head of Pilgrim’s pre-prep, she became Head at Hazelwood School, Oxted for another six years before moving in 2016 to St Paul’s Juniors. She joined Danes Hill School for a Summer Term full of laughter and learning, magic moments and lifelong lessons.

Maxine Shaw is passionate about education and grew up knowing she wanted to teach. After reading Environmental Sciences at Queen Mary’s College, Maxine completed her PGCE in primary education and spent the first seven years of her career in the maintained sector, before heading into the independent school world. Maxine Shaw loves the opportunities that a prep school education can offer to children. The richness of the co-curriculum, combined with high expectations and individual support for academic progression and excellence, the building blocks for a childhood full of laughter and learning. Maxine believes childhood is precious and should be filled with enjoyment and a love of school.

Maxine Shaw, Head, commented,

‘If you are considering Danes Hill as a parent, your children are already incredibly lucky, they have in you, parents who recognise the importance of education and the difference that it can make to their lives. Choosing a school is an enormous decision to make. All three of my children have had different educational routes, but all of them have benefitted hugely from their time in a prep school. The opportunities they experienced will support them for the rest of their lives. If you share this philosophy, then do come and meet us. No school is right for every child so come and get a feel for the ‘intangible’. We have an amazing staff team who inspire as they educate and who model our beliefs to the children on a daily basis. Most importantly we have amazing children, who are happy and love being pupils at Danes Hill School’.

Danes Hill School is widely recognised as one of the leading co-educational day preparatory schools in the country. Situated in 55 acres of landscaped ground in the village of Oxshott, Surrey, Danes Hill provides boys and girls aged 3 to 13 with a broad and balanced curriculum. To book a place on their Open House visit daneshillschool.co.uk/news/open-house.