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Head of Sixth Form

Head of Sixth Form

Leicester High School for Girls


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LHS Pay Scale plus A5 Allowance
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018 (or earlier)
Apply by:
29 January 2018

Job overview

We are now looking for a Head of Sixth Form to join our talented team from September 2018 (or earlier).

Leicester High School for Girls is a selective school for girls from 3 to 18.  The ethnic mix of the school accurately reflects the city and public examination results are consistently the best in the city, and amongst the best in the county.

This role is a crucial appointment and one which will suit someone with aspirations for a higher level of responsibility.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join the staff of this thriving school at a very exciting time, with great potential for innovation and development in the context of existing and significant success.  We seek a leader with a strong academic background, a proven passion for learning and teaching, the ability to inspire colleagues and the vision to take forward this specific area of the school. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy school, which was judged to be excellent in every category in the recent ISI Report.  Here, everyone is encouraged to become fully involved with school life.  We offer a dynamic working environment, with talented and hard-working students.

Other benefits include free parking, health care plan and subsidised lunches.

Closing date Monday, 29 January 2018 (4.00pm).

Leicester High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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About Leicester High School for Girls

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+44 116 270 5338

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Leicester High School is a well established day school for girls  located on a beautiful site, near to Leicester racecourse. The School has been based on this site for over 100 years, close to the shops and restaurants of leafy Stoneygate. Our location is well connected with excellent road links and just two miles from Leicester train station. 

Founded in 1906 as Portland House School, we now comprises a Junior Department of approximately 100 girls (3-9 years) and a Senior School of approximately 250 girls (10-18) sited on the same campus.

Our small size means everyone is someone at LHS and we pride ourselves on our family feel. We specialise in bringing out the very best in girls aged 3 to 18 and our School philosophy of Education, Confidence and Opportunity is key to all we do, from our Early Years to our outstanding Sixth Form. 

All LHS staff contribute towards the goal of providing a supportive, challenging and fun environment which enables our girls to achieve their potential. 

The Headmaster is responsible for both the Junior Department and Senior School.  The staff are well-qualified specialists and the School is renowned for both its academic excellence and extra-curricular programme.  


 All staff have access to a wide range of benefits which include:

  • 17 weeks of holiday for teaching staff and excellent annual leave provision for full-time support staff, plus UK bank holidays. 
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Subsidised lunches 
  • Private healthcare
  • Staff discount on School fees 
  • A structured CPD programme 
  • Free car parking on site 
  • Discounts from local businesses through our Shop Local Card.


We have different pension schemes covering different groups of staff which provide valuable benefits on retirement, as well as a death in service benefit. 


Mr Alan Whelpdale     

Independent Schools Inspectorate report 

“The school is active in promoting principles that contribute to the pupils’ personal development. By the time they leave, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils are articulate and outgoing. They have high levels of self-esteem and understand the importance of contributing positively to the lives of others. Their social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils reflect the strength of their spiritual and moral development through activities such a participation in assemblies and undertaking charity work.”   

View Leicester High School for Girls’ latest ISI report

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