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The Granville School


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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
24 September 2017

Job overview


Founded in 1945 by Ena Makin, The Granville School is a thriving, successful prep school with an enviable reputation for excellence. The School is set in five acres of gardens and woodland and is centred on a large, attractive Victorian house. Over the past years, several new specialist buildings have been added so that it is now an impressive campus with exceptional, purpose-built facilities. The School benefits from being close to a mainline station (30 minutes from London) and the busy market town of Sevenoaks.

The Granville School is a non-selective, day preparatory school for girls aged 3 to 11 and boys aged 3 and 4. An educational trust administered by an extremely supportive Board of Governors, this is an exceptional school which combines the very best of Prep school tradition with a vibrant, forward looking outlook where change is embraced and innovation celebrated. Pupils thrive on individual attention and achieve their best in a happy, secure and stimulating environment. Highly qualified, specialist teachers make learning enjoyable, develop enquiring minds and raise levels of expectation. Every year, pupils participate in uniquely Granville festivals known as ‘Spring’, ‘Autumn’, ‘Birds’ and ‘Stirring the Christmas Pudding’. These all help to reinforce both a strong family community and a warm, friendly atmosphere, which are highly valued by pupils, parents and staff.

While the School is non-selective, it successfully nurtures the potential in every pupil and each year the girls achieve impressive results academically as well as in sport, music, drama and art. Many girls gain scholarships to a wide range of excellent senior schools, (including Caterham, Kent College, Sevenoaks, Walthamstow Hall and Woldingham) as well as places at Kent Grammar Schools.

The Head is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and the School is inspected by ISI. The most recent ISI inspection took place this year and the school was proud to be rated ‘excellent’ in all areas. The full Inspection report can be read on the School’s website.

Looking to the future, the school aims to continue on its journey of excellence, constantly aiming to improve the standard of teaching and learning, and helping pupils achieve their personal best. There is also a major building and development project on the horizon, to further improve the school’s facilities.

Following nine distinguished years of service to the School, Jane Scott, Headmistress, will be retiring in August 2018. The Board of Governors is currently seeking to appoint her successor, to lead The Granville School from September 2018 in the next phase of its growth and development.

The successful candidate will be a suitably qualified educational leader, with experience and demonstrable success in school leadership at prep/primary level. She/ he will be passionate about achieving excellence throughout the school and will have the ability to win the hearts and minds of the school community and beyond to achieve that vision. He/she will have the charisma and gravitas to inspire, engage and motivate an outstanding staff team, while also recognising his/her own accountability to the School’s various stakeholders. Importantly, he/she will have a deep love of learning, a desire to uphold the traditions of the School whilst adopting an open attitude to change, boundless energy and commitment to the School’s future success.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Edward Clark on +44(0)1256 862840 or +44 (0)7718 588616, or email at To apply for the post, please visit

Key dates:

Closing date: 25 September 2017
Shortlist interviews: 9, 10 October 2017 (at The Granville School)
Final interviews: 30, 31 October 2017 (at The Granville School)

The Granville School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

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About The Granville School

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+44 1732 453039

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The Granville School leads the field in providing an independent pre-school education for girls and boys aged 3-4 and a prep education for girls aged 4-11 that is aspirational, future-facing, relevant and engenders success in all aspects of school life, while still upholding the best of prep school tradition.

Our pupils achieve excellent results without compromising the breadth of their education.  From Pre-School upwards our pupils benefit from specialist, inspirational and expert teaching from practitioners who are leaders in their fields. We also enjoy an outstanding reputation for Drama, Art and Music and our impressive results, in a range of sports speak for themselves.

Despite being non-selective, boys from our pre-school move on to prestigious schools and Granville girls obtain outstanding results in the Kent 11+ grammar test and in entrance exams to sought-after senior schools.  Our scholarship record is unrivalled locally.  All pupils make excellent progress from their own starting point.

We attribute this success to our focus on the individual and our commitment to ensuring that every child learns, no matter where they are their personal learning journey. The individual attention we offer our pupils gives them confidence, self-belief and the courage to try new things and find their passion.

A Granville education develops our pupils into confident, kind and courteous members of the community who are resilient, ambitious and successful. Our younger pupils admire our senior pupils as strong role models who demonstrate leadership skills and undertake their responsibilities with commitment and care.

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