Introducing our new Principal

St Michael’s has a New Principal…



Penny Tattershaw has been appointed as the new Principal at St Michael’s Church School.

Most recently a long-standing Deputy Head at The Cathedral Grammar School, Penny brings a varied background to her new position. Having studied law at Oxford University, she trained at Exeter University School of Education and began her 25-year teaching career in the independent schools’ sectors in the UK and New Zealand.

‘It is a privilege to be entrusted by parents with the task of providing their child with the essential foundation for their education, their foundation for life,’ Penny believes.

‘Our young pupils have limitless potential to lead exciting and generous lives. We have a responsibility to educate and inspire, encouraging every pupil to flourish, in mind, body, and spirit.’

Founded in 1851, alongside the fine wooden church of St Michael’s and All Angels on Durham Street, St Michael’s is a co-educational school for children in Years 1-8. St Michael’s is attended by pupils from all points of the compass who enjoy small classes and quality teaching. As an Anglican Church school, Christian faith guides the pastoral care of each pupil.

‘As we prepare our pupils for an increasingly hectic world, we have a duty to equip them with values, knowledge, ad skills for their personal well being. As a church school, we are fortunate – we have a head start!’

Penny is a keen sportswoman, having played hockey and water polo to an international level in her youth. She is now kept busy as senior coach with the Harewood Hockey Club. She also enjoys writing books for children.