Opening September 2023
Housemistress-elect: Miss Sally Pearson
(House Colours: Royal Purple and Dark Green)
Meet the Housemistress...
Sally joined Shrewsbury School in September 2021 as Housemistress Elect and English teacher. Prior to this, she was Assistant Head of English at Winchester College where she also coached rowing and ran the Debating Society. She has been a Housemistress before, having run a girls’ boarding house at The Purcell School for Young Musicians where she spent four years hiding the fact that she is a pianist. At Purcell, she completed the BSA qualification in Pastoral Care and Boarding Management and was an IGCSE and A-level examiner. She began her career at Bradfield College where she was Assistant Housemistress of a boys’ boarding house and ran the Polo Club.
She has a first-class degree in English Literature from York and an MA in twentieth-century literature from UCL. Interested in music and literature, in her spare time she has completed research on Benjamin Britten’s literary operas. A former county athlete, Sally is also a keen sportswoman and has been getting to know Shrewsbury and the surrounding area by taking part in local 10K races.
Her partner, David, was Director of Music at Winchester College and is a former HMC Headmaster. Sally and David made their move to Shropshire with their two dogs: Rupert, a black labrador, and Ivy, a golden retriever.
“I feel really privileged to be Housemistress of a house that is named after someone who has demonstrated such extraordinary dedication, care and fortitude. I look forward to continuing to meet prospective families across the next few months - and, of course, to welcoming our first group of pupils in September 2023.”