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Following the retirement at the end of this academic year of Mrs Heather Beeby, Lancing College is pleased to
announce that Mrs Francesca Milling will lead Lancing Prep Worthing from September 2023.
Mrs Milling moves up from her role as LPW’s Deputy Head where she already plays a significant part in the
leadership and smooth running of the school. This will ensure that the transition will be seamless. She
possesses a first-rate skillset and was instrumental in achieving the outcome of the outstanding ISI Inspection
report from June 2022 where the school received the highest possible gradings of ‘excellent’ across all
assessment criteria.

Francesca is already making her mark on the national independent education scene as a Schools leader
through her curriculum role in the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). She impressed the
interview panel throughout the process of recruitment and appointment and Lancing College looks forward to
many happy years of her Headship. Francesca comments, ‘LPW enables our children to achieve their potential,
whilst thoroughly enjoying their days here; I am thrilled to be taking on the leadership of our excellent school
and continuing our work together.’

Paying tribute to Mrs Beeby, who was appointed to lead the school after it became Lancing Prep Worthing in
2014, Lancing College Head Master, Dominic Oliver observes, ‘Over the past nine years, Heather has been a
true leader with a relentless focus on what is good for the children. LPW pupils are extremely well-taught and
often lead the Lancing College scholarship lists but, regardless of their particular strengths, all have been
inculcated with a truly strong sense of community, responsibility and ethics. These strengths – and a great deal
more – were recognised in the outstanding ISI 2022 Inspection report.’