Philippa Cawthorne is currently head of Bassett House School, a leading co-ed prep school for boys and girls aged 3-11 in Notting Hill, West London, known for its nurturing and inclusive ethos.
After an initial career in the army, Philippa first discovered her passion for teaching when teaching English as a foreign language, then later in the role of mother and mentor to her children.
Philippa has been a London head for 12 years, firstly at Eaton House The Manor, Clapham where Philippa was head of the Pre-Prep before moving to Bassett House in 2013. She has a wealth of experience of independent schools having taught in boarding schools in Dorset and Hampshire before moving to a day school in Woking.
Philippa Cawthorne believes in promoting a positive mindset. Her favourite mantra is ‘I can’t do it’ to which the children at Bassett House respond with a hearty roar ‘YET!’