Jenny Brown


Jenny Brown was educated at North London Collegiate School and Oxford University, where she read English. She started her career publishing for Robert Maxwell at Pergamon Press, but the move into English teaching at Cranleigh School ‘felt like coming home’. She taught at Highgate School in 1995 and then South Hampstead High School in 2000 and became Head of English at Channing School and then Director of Senior School at St Paul’s Girls’ School, until taking up her first Headship at St Alban’s High School for Girls. Since September 2019, she has been the Headmistress of the City of London School for Girls.

Jenny has sat on a number of Boards including the Advisory Board of the New College of the Humanities, HMC and GSA committees and is currently a Governor at Cranleigh School, Lancing College and Highgate School. She also sits on the Board of IntoUniversity and is a Trustee of the Mitchell Trust Charity. Any leisure hours are full of John Donne, George Eliot, Jane Austen, editing her playwright husband’s plays, swimming in very cold water and enjoying the company of her son and daughter.

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