Repton Family of Schools announces key senior leadership appointments

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Gillian Hammond will take on the role of Principal at Repton School Dubai  

Dubai, July 17, 2023: The Repton Family of Schools in the UAE (RFS), a part of Excella, has announced the appointment of Gillian Hammond as Chief Education Officer of Excella and Principal at Repton School Dubai.  

Currently serving as Principal of Repton Al Barsha, Hammond will replace David Cook, the current headmaster of Repton Dubai and Chief Education Officer, as he returns to the UK. Cook has been Principal at Repton Dubai since August 2017. 

Speaking on her new role Hammond says: “I am excited to lead the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE in my new role, as we continue to inspire a community where excellence thrives. My colleague, David Cook, will be leaving a six-year legacy in his departure, and I will ensure that the standards of excellence delivered at Repton are continued.”  

Hammond brings a wealth of expertise and leadership experience to the role and has been Repton Dubai’s Inclusion and Safeguarding Governor since 2018. She joined as Principal of Repton Al Barsha in September 2022 after serving as the Principal of Repton Abu Dhabi for more than four years, successfully leading the school to an Outstanding rating by ADEK.  

Recognised for her successful position in leadership as Head of Senior School at Repton Al Barsha after her original appointment in 2021, Chandini Misra will move into the leading Principal position of the school. After a successful academic year as Interim Principal, Steven Lupton will take on the permanent position for Principal at Repton Abu Dhabi starting September 2023.