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Marlborough College appoints new Head of Preparatory School

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22 Jan 2018

Rachel Eaton-Jones, the new Head of Prep at Marlborough College. Rachel Eaton-Jones, the new Head of Prep at Marlborough College
Rachel Eaton-Jones, the new Head of Prep at Marlborough College. Rachel Eaton-Jones, the new Head of Prep at Marlborough College

The Master is delighted to announce that the Head of Marlborough College’s Prep School from September 2018 will be Mrs Rachel Eaton-Jones.

Mrs Eaton-Jones is an experienced Prep School Head who has led Trinity Prep School in Devon with distinction since 2012, and the significant growth in the school’s numbers reflects parental confidence in her leadership. Mrs Eaton-Jones enjoyed a similar record of success at the Prep of Wellington School in Somerset and her broad experience includes developing boarding and being Head of Juniors in an international school.

A psychology graduate with a PGCE and a National Professional Qualification in Headship, she is an inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate. She is married with three children, Olivia and Jack in their 20s and Millie, who is 18 and completing A-Levels in the UK, and she has family ties to Singapore. An enthusiastic sportswoman, Mrs Eaton-Jones has played and coached a range of sports, is a keen swimmer and enjoys directing school drama performances.

Anticipating her move to Marlborough, Mrs Eaton-Jones said, “I am very much looking forward to becoming fully involved in MCM life; getting to know families and contributing to the continued success of a school with such a fantastic reputation in Malaysia and the UK. I have been so impressed with the warmth of the welcome throughout the application process. It is clear that the whole school’s commitment to ‘Compassion, Companionship and Conversation’ is far more than lip service to a vague ideal. A school with ambitions that cares about people - little wonder I can’t wait!”

The beaks and pupils of the Prep School are looking forward to giving Mrs Eaton-Jones a warm welcome when she visits Marlborough College Malaysia again next month.