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Manchester High School for Girls

Miss Mary Moon, 1932 - 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death this morning of Miss Mary Moon, Head Mistress of Manchester High from September 1983 to August 1994.

Miss Moon had a BA in English and a Master of Education degree from the University of Manchester and before coming to MHSG was Head Mistress of Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham.
She successfully steered the School through considerable changes in the world of education when GCSE replaced O level and new A level schemes were introduced.
Under her leadership, the Reception area was completely redeveloped, new science and language laboratories were built, Star Block became the new Sixth Form centre and W1 became the first computer room.
Miss Moon will be remembered not only for her scholarship, but also for her warmth, her sense of humour and her willingness to join in School activities. She retained an active interest in MHSG after her retirement and will be sorely missed.
School will be represented at her funeral by the School Archivists, formerly Assistant Head Mistresses, Mrs Gwen Hobson and Mrs Pam Roberts.