Mrs Liz Laybourn

At school, Liz was a talented athlete, representing her county in a number of sports and playing netball for England. She went on to study Maths and PE at Dartford College, a ground-breaking pioneer in physical education, sport and the advancement of women’s rights.

After graduating, Liz joined Burgess Hill Girls as a PE teacher, quickly advancing to Head of PE and Assistant Head of Boarding House. She was appointed Deputy Head in 2006 and became Head in 2017.

In and outside school, Liz is a champion of outdoor life and healthy living – she says she would have been a farmer in another life!