Samantha Price, Headmistress of Benenden School, has been named as one of the best public school headteachers in the country by Tatler.
Mrs Price has been shortlisted in the Best Head of a Public School category in the prestigious Tatler School Awards 2023, an award nomination which follows a particularly transformational year at Benenden
This year the School has introduced day boarders for the first time, opened a dedicated boarding house for its youngest pupils, and has completed the most ambitious development in its history, a new School Hall and Music School.
In addition, Mrs Price has played a prominent role in the sector as 2021-22 President of the Girls’ Schools Association, during which she has been the figurehead for UK girls’ schools and a leading voice of support for the country’s young people.
Mrs Price said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Head of a Public School category in the prestigious Tatler Schools Awards.
“This accolade is a testament to the incredible efforts of everyone in the wonderful Benenden community. With such dedicated staff members and a truly inspiring student body, it is a joy to lead Benenden School.
“The independent school sector is fortunate to have an array of fantastic schools led admirably by dedicated Heads, and it’s an honour to be included in this group.”
The glittering Tatler Schools Awards ceremony will take place on Monday 5 September at The Langham, London.