Cubitt Matron, Mrs Jan Goldsmith, has been shortlisted for a Boarding Schools Association award.

Mrs Goldsmith, who’s been Matron of Cubitt for 31 years, was chosen as a finalist in the 2020 Stephen Winkley Award, which commends the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution to boarding.

It is the longest running BSA Award and is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Winkley, who was BSA Chair (2003), and Headmaster of Uppingham (1991-2006) and Rossall Schools (2008-2013). He was also Head of Sixth Form at Cranleigh.

Cubitt Housemaster, Mr Sam, Cooke, said: “Mrs G is the trusted and loved central pillar of Cubitt. She is a source of both great guidance and empathy. The boys adore her. A true representation of what a boarding school matron should be like through her matriarchal skills and her ability to be personal to each and every person in the boarding house.”

The BSA will announce the award winner at their annual conference for Heads next week.