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Thetford Grammar School


  • Expired
Competitive salary
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018 or sooner
Apply by:
15 February 2018

Job overview

Now under new ownership the Governors of Thetford Grammar School wish to appoint an inspiring and resourceful Head to lead the School. TGS has a remarkably distinguished history being founded in 1114 and values the traditions and the family culture which exist at the School. Within this caring environment students are prepared for the modern world and offered a broad curriculum, stimulating learning and a full range of extracurricular opportunities to develop personal skills and attributes.

The School is facing an exciting future with plans to expand student numbers and to develop strong international links. The successful candidate, in addition to being passionate about education, will need to be confident in managing change, have awareness of financial systems and possess outstanding communication skills. He/she will provide strategic direction for the School and have the opportunity to make a real impact on the future destiny of Thetford Grammar School as it positions itself to be at the forefront of education in the 21st century.

For further information about the role and an application pack please visit:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 15th February 2018

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with the consultants handling this appointment:

Caroline Stephens – or 07885 561980.
Steve Nokes – or 07500 869636

Thetford Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About Thetford Grammar School

Thetford Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school in Thetford, Norfolk, with some 300 pupils aged from 3-19 coming from feeder schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2014, the school is one of the oldest in England. It was a state grammar school until it became independent in 1981. The school occupies two sites in the centre of the town. Some buildings date back to Tudor times, others are brand new,and despite being a relatively small school, it offers a wide range of facilities.


Mrs Amanda Faye

Values and vision

While taking pride in its 900 years of educating local children, Thetford Grammar School dedicates itself to preparing pupils for the fast moving, ever changing world they will enter on leaving. Its chief aim is to develop the whole child within an inclusive school community. The core value is to ensure the creative growth of every individual in all areas: academic, physical, emotional, cultural and social.

There are over 20 AS- and A-level subjects on offer in the schools sixth form.


"The school fulfils its aims; it is an inclusive family community which develops the whole pupil and ensures that all are known as individuals. Pupils are very aware of the needs of those who are less fortunate and engage in many charitable fund-raising activities...They have a very positive attitude to learning and work well individually and with one another. They develop into caring and responsible young people.”

View Thetford Grammar School’s latest ISI report

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