Sara Hirst

Sara, born and brought up in Devon, is an experienced English teacher with also wide-ranging senior educational boarding management experience. She taught at Millfield School, Kelly College where she oversaw the move to full coeducation in 1987, and Sedbergh School where, as Senior Mistress, in 2000/2001 she masterminded the transformation of Sedbergh from a boys school since 1525 into a fully coeducational and thriving coeducational school. Whilst at Sedbergh she was a governor of two Prep Schools.

Sara is currently a governor of the Dean Close Foundation of Schools and Nurseries in Cheltenham; a CIE IGCSE and A Level English Literature examiner; a tutor for GCSE, A Level, and UCAS advice; a Senior Academic Adviser for Sedbergh School International Limited.

She is married to Christopher who was Headmaster of Kelly College from 1985-1995 before moving on to be Headmaster of Sedbergh from 1995-2010. They have 3 daughters all of whom were born during Christopher and Sara’s time at Kelly.

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