Hello, I'm Juliet Corbett

I'm passionate about helping independent schools strengthen their income streams through strategic fundraising, marketing and commercial ventures.


With over 20 years of experience in the education sector and extensive knowledge of best practices within the for-profit sector, I deliver real return on investment for the schools I work with.


A passion for strategy

I'm passionate about taking best practice and research from the business world and adapting it to address the real-world challenges faced by schools.


I publish independent research and best practice fact sheets about strategy and my latest project investigated trends in strategy development within independent schools. I enjoy bringing this wealth of knowledge to all my work with clients, learning along the way what makes each school unique.

Professional experience and education

I've worked in strategy development, fundraising and marketing within the education sector since 2002, including three Director of Development positions in Cambridge and Oxford University colleges and an independent school in Sydney, Australia.

I was honoured to be awarded the top prize on Durham University’s MBA (Masters in Business) programme in 2018: Best Overall Academic Achievement. I also have an Economics degree from the University of Cambridge. I'm proud to be a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and a Corporate Partner of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE).

 Juliet Corbett MA(Cantab) MBA MCIOF 

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MBA(Distinction) and recipient of the Best Overall Academic Achievement Award

Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising


Proud to support school fundraising as a Corporate Partner of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education

Who I've helped

"Juliet has facilitated a number of strategy review meetings with our Senior Executive Team. She brings a great depth of knowledge and relevant experience to the task and we have found our sessions to be fast-paced, well-directed and most enjoyable. It certainly has been a successful partnership for us and has lifted the organisational weight off our shoulders so that we could focus exclusively on developing a coherent and comprehensive strategy for Blundell’s. We look forward to working with Juliet again in the future."

Bart Wielenga, Head, Blundell's School

"Juliet delivered an inspirational session for Walhampton's Senior Leadership Team and all of us were buzzing afterwards. A heartfelt thank you. Here’s to bringing some excellent ideas together, in a meaningful and strategic way, in 2020."

Titus Mills, former Headmaster, Walhampton Preparatory School

"Juliet’s knowledge of business theory enabled me to take an idea and develop the model, processes and package so that I have a coherent and usable proposition and strategy. She helped me to develop an idea into a meaningful concept along with a plan to execute."

Jo Beckett, CEO, IDPE (Institute of Development Professionals in Education)

"Following a full presentation to our teaching staff, Juliet spent time with the Development Director and I in preparation for our launch of Truro School Connected. She brought such clarity to her advice that we have been able to make great headway in a short space of time. And the best thing is that Juliet is always there for you with extra little bits of advice that seem to appear on LinkedIn or in the "in-box" just when you need them. Thank you, Juliet."

Jayne Grigg, Director of Admissions and Development, Truro School

"I can provide the very strongest recommendation for Juliet. She has great judgment, understands complex organisations, is proactive and extremely positive. She brings a measured, responsible and insightful approach to achieving excellence in a complex educational environment."

Professor Keith Gull CBE FRS, former Principal, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford; Governor, Eastbourne College and St Andrew's Prep

"Juliet Corbett's abilities to project manage, from outstanding drafting/writing skills, to fiscal acumen, to risk management, position her as a considerable asset to any organization."

Dr Jennifer Barnes, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge and President, Murray Edwards College

"Juliet is equally capable of seeing the big picture and delving into the details. She brings a knowledgeable, professional, collaborative and positive approach to every project she undertakes."

Judith Poole, former Headmistress Abbotsleigh School, Sydney, Australia