Senior School – Welcome from the Headmistress

Welcome from the Headmistress

Welcome to JAGS online. Our website will give you a flavour of the truly remarkable JAGS community and the vibrancy of our day school life. This is a site for prospective and current pupils and parents, for current and former staff, alumnae and friends of JAGS. Reading fresh news stories will keep you up to date with a spectrum of activities. Enjoy browsing, but please come to see the school for yourselves. Our pupils are terrific ambassadors; we are extraordinarily proud of them, their enthusiasm for life and learning, their concern for others and their many achievements, both academic and extra-curricular.

In a changing educational world, my core values remain intact.  As an Oxford graduate, and student of literature, I want pupils to love learning for its own sake and to strive for excellence.

But true education always comes back to people.  To supporting the young on individual journeys so they are ready to lead purposeful, happy adult lives.  As soon as I set foot in JAGS, I knew that this was at the heart of the school’s ethos too.  Known for its academic excellence, JAGS is so much more.  It is a school with heart and conscience and one which reaches out beyond its own community.

I also believe firmly that schools have responsibility for the whole person.  Sport, arts and leadership are part of that - but the less measurable qualities of social responsibility and empathy are just as important.  I know that these values are emphasised at JAGS and I am delighted and honoured to have the chance to lead this outstanding school into the future.


Mrs Sally-Anne Huang
MA (Oxon), MSc, PGCE