United Learning are very pleased to announce that Mr Mike Gibb, currently Head of the Junior School at Guildford High School, will take up the role of Head at Banstead Prep School on secondment, effective immediately. We are confident that his experience at GHS and familiarity with United Learning will benefit the children, parents and staff at Banstead Prep School.

Mr Gibb’s secondment will last until we have a permanent successor to Miss Ellis in place.  This will give us the time and space to ensure that we are able to make an outstanding permanent appointment and facilitate a smooth transition as and when a new Head is appointed.  Between now and February half term Mr Gibb and Miss Ellis will work together, with Miss Ellis focusing on assisting families in preparation for applications and admissions to secondary schools and ensuring a thorough handover, prior to leaving at half term. Miss Ellis is delighted that Mr Gibb is able to lead BPS in its continued development.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognise Miss Ellis’s contribution to the successful opening of Banstead Prep School. Her leadership and dedication to work tirelessly over the course of developing the school are much appreciated by staff, children, parents, governors and all of us at United Learning who have worked with her over the past few years. She can be proud of all that she has achieved and the impact she has had on the lives of the children, in particular.  We thank her for all she has done; we wish her every success in her new, exciting post and hope she enjoys a well-earned break before taking up the new role.

We know that staff, children and families will welcome Mr Gibb to Banstead Prep. He is very much looking forward to being at the school, to meeting everyone over the coming weeks and to contributing to the school’s future success and growth.