Local news

Chapel Street Press Release - March 2014

Executive Principal for Benedict Primary School and Park Community School appointed 

Chapel St has appointed Rachel Jacob as Executive Principal for Benedict Primary School and Park Community School, both in Merton.

Rachel will start in the post in September and brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in leading primary schools having led another school in the borough from satisfactory – having just come out of special measures – to outstanding in 15 months. Rachel is also currently National Leader of Education supporting schools in Merton and Sutton through School to School Support.

Dr Russell Rook, CEO of Chapel St, said: “We look forward to working with Rachel as we serve children, families and the local community through Benedict Primary and Park Community School. We appointed Rachel not only for her proven success in improving a number of schools’ OFSTED results but she also has excelled in non-academic success; pastoral care is key to the Chapel St ethos of love, grace and fellowship.”

In a message to parents and carers Rachel said: “I am extremely excited about joining you all as Executive Principal at Benedict Primary School and Park Community School. I’m sure that together we can really make a difference to your children's learning and the school's future success. You are all invaluable members of the school community and I hope that I will get to meet you all very shortly!


“As parents and carers you are central to our vision and I look forward to working in partnership with everyone, listening to your views and working with you to ensure we reach for the stars and together make a difference to our children's learning and ultimate success.”

Join us on:


Share this page: