Grace Hamilton was appointed Housemistress of Ivy House with effect from September 2022.
Grace completed a BA in History at Royal Holloway University. During this time, she balanced her studies with commitments as an U21 England and Great Britain hockey goalkeeper alongside playing for Reading Hockey Club in the Premier League. She started her teaching career at Marlborough College as a Graduate Assistant and combined working in Morris House as a tutor, supporting the History Department and coaching an array of sports, while continuing to play for Reading and training with the England Development Squad. In 2016, Grace moved on to St John’s School in Leatherhead as a History teacher and an Assistant Housemistress.
She then joined Downe House School in 2019 as a Housemistress where she continued to teach History.
Grace is married to Tim, who is Head of Development at Pangbourne College, and they have a miniature dachshund, Maple.