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Head of Preparatory School

Ewell Castle SchoolSurrey

Ewell Castle School seeks an inspiring and visionary leader for our Prep school setting, to join us in September 2021 and to take us from strength to strength. We are a thriving, independent school located in the conservation area of Ewell Village in Surrey.

Ewell Castle is a co-educational and genuine mixed ability school with a focus on achieving the best for each individual child. We have an excellent reputation for our family-friendly ethos, with a strong focus on pupil wellbeing, and confidence in a strong academic provision. The School has a vibrant community spirit including regular events for staff, parents and friends of the School.

The Prep School typically has two classes per year group from Nursery to Year 6. Teachers assume responsibilities for subject areas and there are specific responsibilities assumed for Early Years, Learning Support (incl. EAL), Sport, Drama and Music. Teaching staff are supported with appropriate numbers of Teaching Assistants and pupils benefit from Senior School facilities in Science, ICT, DT and sports.

The Head of the Prep School role is likely to appeal to a professional with experience as a Head or significant experience as a Deputy Head within a Primary or Prep School setting. The Head of the Prep School leads the Prep School Leadership Team (PSLT) and in this capacity is also a member of the Whole School Executive Leadership Team (ELT). The  Head of the Prep School is supported by two Deputy Heads and a wider leadership team.

The successful candidate joins the school at an exciting time of development and growth, with a number of exciting initiatives planned or underway.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 5th March 2021 with initial interviews week commencing 8th March 2021. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

To discuss the role in more detail or to arrange a visit please contact Natalie Harris, Director of HR & Compliance by email at

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