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Our panel will help you to decide whether fifteen years in the same school will be right for your child.


Vicky BinghamVicky Bingham has been Headmistress at South Hampstead High School GDST since January 2017, previously Deputy Head at Guildford High. Fluent in French, she was educated at the European School in Brussels before reading Classics at Oxford, where she was Vice-President (Librarian) of the Oxford Union. Vicky is passionate about debating and public speaking, Latin pronunciation and everyday excellence. She teaches Philosophy to Year 7 pupils and Latin and Greek to A Level students.

Vicky is also a long-distance runner, dog-owner and mum – and a self-professed rebel on the domestic front. South Hampstead High School GDST has been opening doors, hearts and minds since 1876 – it welcomes girls from age 4 to 18, ensuring they are well prepared to go on as assured, adaptable and pioneering individuals, ready to make their mark on the world and lead happy, successful lives.

Anya WaddingtonAnya Waddington is the angels & urchins Schools Editor and writes on a range of educational issues. She also edits the angels & urchins Schools Guide (published annually in September). Anya studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia for her first degree and then went on to do an MA at London University in Modern Literature.

She worked in book publishing for many years and has been at angels & urchins for over ten years. She is an academic support volunteer at IntoUniversity and is on the governing board of a North London prep school. As the parent of three children (two of whom are now at university) she has frontline experience as a parent in all-boys, all-girls, co-ed, boarding and day schools and has the scars to prove it!

Clive Smith LangridgeClive joined Northcote Lodge in January 2019 as its fifth Headmaster. His considerable experience within the Prep school world includes single-sex, co-ed, day and boarding schools across the country including Cumnor House, Walhampton and Packwood Haugh – the latter as Head. During his six years at Packwood Haugh, he made a series of transformational changes and left the school in robust health.

After graduating from Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics, Clive went to work for Nielsen Market Research. He then moved into the world of marketing, working for Gillette and BAT Industries across a number of countries including Spain, Portugal, Trinidad and Chile. On returning to the UK, Clive was appointed as the Head of Marketing for Penhaligon’s.

Despite enjoying his time in industry, Clive had always been interested in the transformative power of education and on his return to the UK, decided to make a career change.

His philosophy of education is that ‘the whole child is the whole point’ and he puts great store by ensuring that the children under his care have a balanced and rounded educational experience.

Clive is a full IAPS member, is a member of the IAPS Finance Committee, represents IAPS on the ISC Finance Committee and speaks regularly at various conferences. When not at school, Clive can be found practising his French at his home in the Pyrenees or playing cricket; he is probably one of the few Heads who can claim to have captained the Chilean cricket team!