Abbot’s Hill Prep School is to welcome Miss Katherine Bluck as its new Head from April 2022.
Miss Bluck will succeed Mrs Maria Stephen, who steps down at the end of the Autumn term.
Miss Bluck is currently Head of the Junior School at Frensham Heights, a 3-18 independent school in Surrey.
She was previously Head of the Lower School at Lambrook Prep near Ascot and Deputy Head of the Junior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge.
After attending Berkhamsted Girls’ School, Miss Bluck studied for an MA in Education Studies and Geography at the University of Cambridge.
Commenting on her appointment, Miss Bluck said: "I am incredibly excited to be joining the amazing team at Abbot’s Hill in April.
"Having spent most of the first 25 years of my life in Berkhamsted, I know both the School and the area well.
"I am privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the Prep School forwards into its future."
The school is delighted to be welcoming Miss Bluck to the Abbot’s Hill community.