3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ lectures, seminars, and workshops
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
Headmistress and Co-Founder, Michaela Community School (Wembley, London) and Chair, Social Mobility Commission

Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh is Headmistress and co-founder of Michaela Community School and Chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

She is known as the ‘Britain’s Strictest Headmistress’, following the ITV documentary about Michaela. Michaela draws up to 1000 visitors a year from across the world.
In 2022, Michaela’s Progress 8 score placed the school top in the country. OFSTED has graded the school as “Outstanding” in every category.
Katharine read Philosophy & Modern Languages at The University of Oxford and has always taught in inner London. She has made numerous appearances on television, radio, podcasts and has written for several publications. Katharine has also written two books and edited another two, the last of which is The Power of Culture, about Michaela. Whether you agree with Katharine or not, she will make you think.
Katharine was appointed Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford in 2021 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2020.
Follow Katharine on Twitter: @Miss_Snuffy