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Job details
Employer Birchfield School
Location Shropshire
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Birchfield Preparatory School is seeking to appoint an outstanding, inspiring and forward thinking Head Teacher from September 2018, or April 2018 if possible.

The School is set in beautiful rural Shropshire, 8 miles from Wolverhampton and 24 miles from Shrewsbury. The School was founded in 1935 and is a co educational day school with boarding facilities. The whole school site is approximately 20 acres including a wooded dell, extensive playing fields, outdoor swimming pool and an all-weather playing surface.

The School takes children from 4 to 13 years old with the added benefit of an on-site nursery run by Prepcare which takes children from 6 months.  In all there are some 250 pupils and infants on the site, 110 of which are in the nursery.

Class sizes are small and being truly independent our children go on to many of the leading public schools in the area as well as to independent day schools, with many gaining scholarships in a variety of subjects.

The successful candidate will be passionate about providing an excellent, broad-based education and enabling pupils to achieve their potential in all areas of school life. He or she will have the personal qualities to lead, motivate and inspire a dedicated and talented staff, as well as a clear vision for the future development of Birchfield and experience of successful leadership and management.

For further information about the School please visit

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

Birchfield School aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment than another on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, marital status, sexuality, disability, age (within the context of normal retirement age) or any other factor unrelated to the requirements of the job and which are not restricted by legislation.

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Wednesday November 15th

Completed applications should be sent to: Mrs T K Carver, Chair of Governors, Birchfield School. Harriot’s Hayes lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3AF or to

Interviews: Long list: Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November
Short list: Monday December 4th


About the employer

Information about Birchfield School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 13 years
Denomination Church of England
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Locations and contacts

Harriot Hayes Lane
West Midlands
United Kingdom
+44 1902 373516