A former head girl from a St Albans school has taken over headship at a school in Bushey.

Rose Hardy, who used to be a head girl at St Albans Girls’ School, has taken on the senior post at St Margaret's Bushey.

St Margaret’s Bushey is an independent boarding and day school for girls between the ages of four and 18.

Mrs Hardy has moved from St Albans School, where she spent the past 10 years, most recently as Second Master. 

The new head teacher said: "I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead St Margaret’s, which has such a well established and respected tradition of providing girls with the very best care and education.

"Being a mother to three daughters and coming from an all-girls education system myself, including university, I have an ingrained passion for the education of young women. 

"I adore teaching and I adore learning because, from a young age, I have benefitted from excellent teachers who have imparted to me the belief that there is nothing limiting about being a woman; women can and do change the world. It is this philosophy that I shall be pleased to bring to St Margaret’s. 

Mrs Hardy studied History at the University of Oxford and she has a master’s degree in educational leadership and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.