Her school was the first in Bournemouth to have a gym and a domestic science department, of which she was most proud. She was also one of the first teachers to take her pupils on trips abroad, organising visits to Germany, Italy, Belgium, France and Switzerland so that her pupils received an education in the broadest sense.
She retired after 39 years as headmistress of the school and spent her remaining days visiting former pupils around the world and receiving them for tea at her home initially in Bournemouth and later in Surrey. When she laid the foundation of the new school in 1935, aged 73, she spoke of her thankfulness that she had lived to see the day and thankfulness for all the friends of the school who had made these buildings possible.
The current site is a “Modernist” gem, having been designed by a pupil of Lutyens and refurbished with interiors from Heals. Eric Gill was commissioned to design the lunettes in the Junior School. The craftsmanship and quality of the school are still evident today and it remains one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the area.