Head of Prep and Junior School & Assistant Rector

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Kate MacNish will be joining us in August as our new Head of the Prep and Junior Schools.

At the conclusion of a remarkably competitive process, Mrs Kate MacNish has been appointed as our next Head of Prep and Junior School & Assistant Rector. She will take up the reins in August 2024.

Kate, a graduate of Dundee, Strathclyde, and Stirling universities, has a strong track record in education as both a highly effective classroom practitioner and successful headteacher – she currently leads both Kincardine-in-Menteith and Thornhill primary schools.

Attracted to the post at Dollar because of our “commitment to academic excellence and all-round development”, I am confident that Kate will build on the excellent work of Alison Morrison in a clear and collegiate way.

Reflecting on her appointment, Kate commented:

“I am thrilled to be taking up the post of Head of the Prep and Junior School in August. I cannot wait to join the team and get started.   It will be a real privilege to work with such wonderful staff, children and parents in such a beautiful setting.  As a former pupil, this feels like coming home.”

There will be opportunities over the coming months for pupils and parents, both current and prospective, to meet Kate, and I look forward to welcoming her back to the Academy properly in due course.

– Ian Munro, Rector