School celebrates International Women’s Day with first female Headteacher 

Newport’s oldest independent school marks the appointment of its first-ever female Head this International Women’s Day. 

Pontypool-born Lisa Pritchard, 51, begins her headship this April at Rougemont School which is ranked top 5 in the country. Mrs Pritchard will become the first-ever female head in the school’s 100-year history. 

Rougemont was founded in 1924 and has been led by seven Headmasters during its 100-years. Today, the school marks International Women’s Day by ushering in a new era. 

“I am honoured to be appointed Head of Rougemont and moreover, becoming the school’s first-ever female head is a true privilege. As leaders in the community and beyond, we should always strive to be the best role models for future generations and I take this responsibility very seriously. 

I hope my position inspires the young people around me as they aspire to be whatever they dream. I am incredibly excited to lead Rougemont into its next chapter and wish all the strong women who paved the way to make this possible, a very happy International Women’s Day.” 

Rougemont is an HMC independent co-educational day school for pupils from 3 to 18. Nestled in the countryside on the outskirts of Newport, South Wales, the school was recently ranked top 5 in the country by the Sunday Times Parent Power Guide as well as being labelled the “best value Prep School in Wales” by the Telegraph.