06 Sep Cambridge International School welcomes new Principal
Cambridge International School is delighted to welcome Mrs Philippa Mills as its new Principal.
Mrs Mills has been appointed following a thorough recruitment process and joins the school for the start of the new academic year. She joins Cambridge International School from being the Principal of Laude British School of Vila-real, a member of one of the largest school groups in Spain and which is also part of the International Schools Partnership.
Previously, Mrs Mills has worked in several UK based private boarding schools, including Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, where she was Housemistress of a senior boys’ boarding house and teacher of Modern Foreign Languages. Following this role, she was appointed as Head of Boarding at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, where she remained for four years until appointed initially as the Deputy Head of the Laude British School of Vila-real and then subsequently promoted to Principal .
Mrs Mills was born in Ely and was a pupil at King’s Ely, where her father was a Housemaster. She grew up in one of the school’s boarding houses in the grounds of Cathedral Close and returned to Ely to marry her husband Roger in Ely Cathedral. She is very familiar with Cambridge and the surrounding area, having trained to be a teacher at Homerton College.
She graduated from The University of Sheffield with a degree in French and Business Studies and after working in International Marketing and Travel & Tourism for two years, she realised her passion for education and decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and trained to become a teacher.
Mr and Mrs Mills have relocated from Spain over the summer and their younger daughter Rosie will enrol as a pupil of Cambridge International School.
Mr Steve Brown, Group Managing Director of International Schools Partnership, comments:
“We are delighted to make this appointment and are confident that Mrs Mills will prove to be an excellent new Principal of Cambridge International School.”
“The appointment of Mrs Mills coupled with the development works at Cherry Hinton Hall, marks the start of a really exciting time for the school.”
“Mrs Mills will be fully supported in her new role by the International Schools Partnership.”
Mrs Philippa Mills comments:
“I am delighted to be appointed as Principal of Cambridge International School. It is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to returning to Cambridge with my family and reconnecting with the local community as well as getting to know the pupils, parents and staff of the school.”
“My ambition is to develop a love of learning in my pupils and to ensure that they are equipped with the skills that they will need for the challenges that lie ahead in later life.”
“Cambridge International School is going through an exciting time with the development works at Cherry Hinton Hall. Once complete it will prove an inspirational setting for the education and personal development of the pupils, which I am thrilled to be part of.”