An educational consultant and writer, Clarissa Farr was High Mistress of St Paul's Girls' School, London, one of the UK's leading secondary schools, from 2006–2017 and was previously Principal of Queenswood School.
Farr is a former President of the Boarding Schools Association and Chairman of the Girls' Schools' Association. Having read English Literature at university, she went on to teach in six schools, five in the UK and one in Hong Kong.
Farr is currently a Fellow of Winchester College, a Governor of The Royal Ballet School and was one of the founding members of the board of The African Gifted Foundation. She has two young adult children. Her interest is in people and how their potential can be fully realised.