New Head at Highfield School

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Suzannah Cryer has been appointed the new head at Highfield School in Liphook.

No stranger to Highfield School, Mrs Cryer previously led the drama department and added Head of Boarding to her successful tenure between 2012 and 2019. Her children also have strong links to the school – Hope having volunteered in the boarding house and Martha and Connie are former Highfieldians. She will take up her new role in September 2022 after a successful period as Deputy Head at Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea.

After a long and demanding selection process, she replaces retiring Headmaster Phillip Evitt who announced that he would be standing down at the end of the summer term after 23 years at the helm.

Mrs Cryer said: “I am very excited about returning to Highfield and building on the incredible platform that has been laid by Phillip. My family has strong links with this wonderful school and to be returning as Head is truly a real privilege.”

Mr Evitt, who previously taught at Monmouth School and Dulwich College, said: “I know that the school is in incredibly safe hands with the appointment of Suzannah, who was always a firm favourite with pupils, staff and parents alike during her previous time with us. She will undoubtedly bring fresh energy, enthusiasm and ideas to the role, underpinned by her existing knowledge of the school’s special DNA.”

Highfield School nestles in 175 acres on the rural borders of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

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