Polly grew up in Chiswick and has lived in Hammersmith for over thirty years. After attending a state primary school she spent four very happy years as a pupil at Bute House before going on to St. Paul’s Girls’ School, where she won an Exhibition. She then read History at Oxford University and went on to work as an investment analyst in the City specialising in European equities, before leaving to run a specialist art gallery and dealership in Bloomsbury.
She has a TEFL qualification and has worked as a volunteer teaching English to refugees as well as at a local prep school. She has recently completed a two year course in Counselling and Counselling Skills at Birkbeck College, University of London.
She has three daughters who were all pupils at Bute House and went on to Godolphin and Latymer, Benenden and SPGS, so she has experience of being a parent at both day and boarding schools. Her two brothers both attended Colet Court and St. Paul’s Boys’ School.
Passionate about the theatre, she was a member of The Bush Theatre Development Committee for a number of years. She is also the longest-serving member of the Patients’ Committee at her local NHS Medical Practice and regularly volunteers at the local foodbank.