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Miss Anne Percival (1979–1992)

It is with sadness I have to report the death of Anne Percival, she passed away on Wednesday 6 May 2020 after a prolonged illness.

Miss Percival graduated in Physics from the University of Birmingham and chose to go into teaching. She worked for 20 years at the King Edward VI High School for Girls as a physics teacher and later as Deputy Head. She left KEHS in 1979 to become Headmistress at Camp Hill Girls' School.

At Camp Hill, Miss Percival believed that a head's role was not only to lead, but to support and encourage her staff and pupils to develop their own new ideas. She led Camp Hill into the technological age, introducing more computer-based work, and increasing co-operation between Camp Hill Girls’ School and the Boys’ School next door, especially at Sixth Form level. In her safe tenure, the school celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Miss Percival remained at Camp Hill until her retirement in 1992. She was then the longest-serving member of staff in the entire Foundation. Miss Percival will be sadly missed across the whole King Edward's community.