Samantha Price was educated at Malvern Girls’ College and Edinburgh University, where she read History of Art (with modules of European History). Having graduated, she joined the Tate Britain and was responsible for marketing for Members and Patrons and became heavily involved with the Patrons of what is now the Tate Modern.
She started her teaching career in 1999 as a History of Art and History teacher at Reading Blue Coat School, where she stayed for a number of years. She then joined King’s Canterbury as a Housemistress, History and History of Art teacher. Her next post was to be Deputy Head at Hereford Cathedral School and from there she became Head of Godolphin in 2010.
Samantha is married with a daughter and a son. Her husband is an Army Chaplain.
Samantha joined Benenden as the Headmistress in January 2014 and has led a number of ambitious strategic innovations at the School, including the introduction of day boarders, planning a series of schools in China and a swathe of enhancements as part of the School’s Centenary Vision; these include curriculum improvements through the introduction of the Professional Skills Programme and Benenden Diploma, alongside development projects such as the construction of staff housing, an All-Weather Pitch and the new School Hall and Music School which is due to open in the coming months.
Samantha is GSA President for 2021/22.