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Jacqueline du Pré JP

JP Staff Leadership

Director of Learning Mr J Conway j.conway@highworth.kent.sch.uk
Student Support Manager Mrs T Strange t.strange@highworth.kent.sch.uk

JP Student Leadership

Community Captain Hollie Bozeat
Vice Captain Alice Williams

JP Community Mentors

Mr A Donovan Dr D Brown Miss R Gatt and Mrs J Valentine
Mrs C Shore and Mrs A Owen Mr N McCarthy Mrs S Strand
Miss E Pope Mr P Kenny Mr W Gray

JP Community Ambassadors

New appointments will be made this academic year.


Biography of Jacqueline du Pré

JP are named after the famous British cellist – Jacqueline du Pré. She is regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. Her romantic style lead to international stardom by the age of 20. She regularly performed with the likes of Sir Malcolm Sargent, Rostropovich, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim, whom she later married. Her playing career was cut short after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, although she continued to teach when her health permitted it. Du Pré died in London on 19 October 1987 at age 42.


JP Charity Work

2021-2022: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

2020-2021: The Sam West Foundation. Mrs Strange completed her #28 mile challenge and Mr Conway completed his rowing challenge on Saturday 13th March. The challenge was to complete a marathon (42,195m) on a rowing machine.

2019-2020: Motor Neurone Disease Association

2018-2019: The Paula Carr Diabetes Trust was suggested as our charity by a Year 7 student. JP raised £1954.66 through a non-uniform day and various stalls run by students during the year.