Emma Goldsmith is the Head of the Dragon. She aims to prepare young Dragons for the modern world whilst ensuring continuity of the School’s ethos and values:

‘It is important to harness the vitality, imagination and natural curiosity of young people to develop the mindset of ‘why not?’. If this culture of questioning is embedded at an early age it will encourage an enthusiasm which leads to a lifetime of learning. Arduus ad solem ‘reach for the sun’ is the Dragon’s motto and is as relevant today as it was when the School was founded. We want all of our children to become resilient and ambitious, ready to take on the challenges of being a global citizen of the 21st Century. The Dragon has a well earned reputation of providing a community which will nurture these characteristics with the values of kindness, courage and respect underpinning all that we do.

Dragons past and present feel a sense of service and philanthropy; this sense of responsibility for the world around them is at the core of the School’s ethos and drives forward creative thinking and innovation in all areas of community life. Our community is enriched by every child whether they are a boarder or day pupil, from overseas or live close by. We are a diverse and inclusive organisation and value the richness that each individual brings.’

We invite you to watch the short film below to find out more about Emma, her extensive educational experience and interests. You can also follow her on Instagram @head_in_heels for daily insights into Dragon life.

It is a privilege to lead this extraordinary school.
Emma Goldsmith

Aims and Ethos