New Head for CATS Canterbury International Boarding School

3rd January 2018

Dr. Sarah Lockyer has been appointed the new Principal of CATS Canterbury International Boarding School. Sarah joins the school following a successful tenure as Principal at Gosfield School in Essex, and prior to that as Principal of King William’s College on the Isle of Man and Acting Head at Malvern College.

Sarah is the Vice Chair of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), and until recently served as Chair. The ISA is a membership organisation which looks after the interests of over 400+ independent schools in the UK. Sarah is also a board member of the Boarding Schools Association, as well as a serving inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

With a first degree in English from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree and doctorate from the University of Missouri, Sarah enjoys the opportunity when she can to share her love of drama and literature with young people from around the world. She has extensive experience of both A levels and the International Baccalaureate, and believes passionately in the opportunities that they offer to international students.

Speaking about her appointment, Sarah said:

“I’m looking forward to working with the team – both staff and students – to continue to foster a first class international boarding school environment that creates citizens of the world who are well prepared for university life.”

Stuart White, Managing Director of CATS Schools at Cambridge Education Group comments:

“We’re delighted to welcome Sarah to the team. She brings with her a wealth of boarding school experience, dedication to academic excellence and a focus on student and teacher development. As a former assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Sarah has a teaching background based in both schools and universities and leadership qualities to help the team continue to nurture students’ individual strengths in preparation for university.”

Sarah becomes Principal of CATS Canterbury on 1 Jan 2018. James Slocombe, previously Acting Principal, will return to his role as Vice Principal.