Cheshire

Sarah Sutton, Houseparent

Sarah began her career at Stowe in September 2008, teaching Sports Science and specialising in Exercise Physiology, as well as coaching Girls’ Games (hockey, netball and tennis).  Sarah has a degree from Exeter University and before joining Stowe, she taught at St Edward’s Oxford, Downe House, Berkshire and Highworth Grammar School for Girls in Kent. Sarah is now enjoying her new role in Cheshire House where she aims to do the very best for the girls, offering pastoral support both academically and socially, to ensure they receive individual care and encouragement to become an integral part of our busy community, thriving in all aspects of Stowe School life. Sarah loves to keep fit and active, representing GB age-group in World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel and more recently competing in the 'Race to the Tower' event. Sarah is married to Stowe’s Director of Sport, and they have two children, who are pupils at Stowe, as well as Tilly the puppy!

What's in a name?

Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC (7 September 1917 – 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during the Second World War and later philanthropist

He was the youngest Group Captain in the RAF and was selected as the only British Service observer of the atom bombing of Nagasaki which, naturally, had a profound effect on him. However it was as a result of being struck with tuberculosis and spending 18 months in hospital that prompted him to dedicate the rest of his life to improving the lives of those suffering from disability. He founded a hospice that grew into the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, and he became known for his work in conflict resolution; he was created Baron Cheshire in 1991 in recognition of his charitable work.