Appointment of new Wetherby Kensington Head

We are delighted to announce that Ms Victoria Playford will be joining us as Head of Wetherby School Kensington from January 2025.  

Victoria joins us from The Mulberry House School, West Hampstead, where she has been Headteacher since 2017. She brings with her extensive Pre-Prep leadership experience and an excellent track record in pupil progression to the top London schools. Victoria is also an Independent School’s Inspectorate (ISI) Team Inspector. 

Joining us at an exciting time in Wetherby’s 73-year history, Victoria will continue Wetherby School Kensington’s vision of “Dream Big, Do Your Best, Be Ready”. With the strongest track record for future schools success, each boy is encouraged to be the best he can be, and every staff member is committed to enabling students to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals. 

Commenting on Victoria Playford’s appointment, Mark Snell, UK Education Director said: 

“We are exceptionally pleased to appoint Victoria as Wetherby School Kensington’s next Headteacher. She was the unanimous choice of the selection panel. We were inspired by Victoria’s warmth, energy, ideas, leadership style and her knowledge of the London Day School system. We are very confident that she is the right person to lead the school at this exciting time in its development.”

Victoria Playford said:  

“I am very excited by this opportunity, not just to lead Wetherby Kensington School but also to join the Inspired Education Group. Wetherby is known as a vibrant, exciting learning environment and I look forward to drawing on my experience in order to take a school which has such a deservedly strong reputation on to further excellence.”