Based in Notting Hill, London. Pembridge Hall School is a preparatory school catering for girls aged 4 – 11 years. The school was founded in 1979 and was significantly expanded in 2004 in order to meet strong demand in the area.

Pembridge Hall creates happy, confident and successful learners by providing a broad education in a happy, stimulating environment in which the girls learn to work with concentration and enthusiasm.

Girls transfer at the end of Year Six to some of the finest senior day and boarding schools in the country, such as St. Paul’s Girls and Wycombe Abbey.

Sophie Banks, Head Elect.

Sophie was educated at an all-girls school, St Michael’s Burton Park, Petworth, and then at the University of Warwick where she received a BA, with Qualified Teacher Status, with a specialism in Music and Drama.

Before joining Alpha Plus Group, Sophie was the Head of Eton End School in Datchet, near Windsor. Eton End is a school of around 245 pupils, girls and boys, which sends children to schools such as Eton College, Wycombe Abbey, Lady Eleanor Holles, St Mary’s, Ascot, St George’s Weybridge and The Abbey, Reading when they leave school at 11+.

Prior to taking up the Headship of Eton End in 2018, Sophie was the Head of the Junior School at Beachborough School. Sophie also taught at Dulwich Prep and City of London Freemans School in Surrey.

Sophie is married with 3 daughters aged 13, 17 and 20. Her husband, Jeremy, is the Headmaster of Caldicott School (a boys only day and boarding school in Buckinghamshire).

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