Walthamstow Hall’s ninth Headmistress, Miss Stephanie Ferro, took the helm in 2018, the School’s 180th anniversary year. In a remarkable twist of fate Miss Ferro is Walthamstow Hall’s third successive Headmistress to have graduated from St Anne’s College, Oxford, following in the footsteps of Mrs Jill Milner (2002 – 2017) and Mrs Jackie Lang (1984 – 2002). This happy coincidence was celebrated in an article in the St Anne’s magazine for alumnae, ‘The Ship’.
Writing in the magazine, Miss Ferro’s predecessor, Mrs Jill Milner said;
‘I was struck, and yet not surprised, to discover that my successor at Walthamstow Hall was to be a fellow St Anne’s graduate. I might reasonably have been expected to be much more surprised by this coincidence given that I myself followed another St Anne’s graduate in the role in 2002. Kismet? Coincidence? Wildean ‘carelessness’? I don’t believe so. It seems to me that St Anne’s and Walthamstow Hall have much in common, both in style and substance: unpretentious, principled and committed to extending opportunity because enlightened education is so precious.’
In a further connection, Miss Ferro was a student in Mrs Lang’s form when a senior school pupil at the Ursuline Convent!
Mrs Lang, Mrs Milner and Miss Ferro are pictured together here at the opening of the Lang Sixth Form Centre in December 2017.Back to all news