Dr Abbie Pringle appointed Head of Academic Extension

Dr Abbie Pringle will become Millfield’s Head of Academic Extension with effect from September 2018.

Dr Pringle will build on the recent developments in academic extension and enrichment across the school. She will ensure opportunities for academic enrichment are available for all pupils and that academically able pupils can work at an advanced level and set standards of excellence for others to follow. In addition, Abbie will oversee applications to top universities including Oxbridge.

With a background as a teaching and research fellow at St John’s College, University of Oxford, and from her role as Director of Studies at Wychwood School where she was responsible for academic monitoring, Abbie brings with her a track record in developing pupil study skills and creating strategies to support pupils in their academic progress.

Dr Pringle currently leads the Advanced Learners programme at Didcot Girls’ School, whilst also teaching psychology. A published academic and experienced speaker, her career has included teaching psychology to degree level as well as overseeing psychology undergraduate admissions at St John’s College, University of Oxford.

Headmaster, Craig Considine, commented; “Opportunities for pupils to enhance their ways of learning is at the heart of an enriching education. At Millfield we want our pupils to be the best they can be and Dr Pringle will play an integral part in directing learning opportunities to do just that. Her enthusiasm and passion for ensuring excellent academic outcomes for pupils will be a great addition to our team.”

Dr Abbie Pringle added; “I am very much looking forward to joining Millfield in September. In my visits to Millfield I have been incredibly impressed by the diversity of pupil achievement, and I am excited to contribute to the further development of academic extension and enrichment at the school."