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Harrow International School Bangkok


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Full Time, Fixed Term
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7 December 2017

Job description

The oldest and largest member of the Harrow family of international schools, Harrow Bangkok is a thriving and highly successful school. Located in one of the most dynamic cities in South East Asia, the School provides an exceptional day and boarding education for c.1550 students aged 18 months to 18 years old.

The School now seeks to appoint an outstanding leader to succeed Michael Farley as Head after six years of excellent service. The new Head will inherit a high performing learning community and world-class facilities which have been extended and developed through considerable recent investment in the Campus. This is therefore an exciting opportunity to build on the existing strong platform, further developing and delivering a clear educational vision to ensure Harrow Bangkok evolves as one of the world's leading British international schools.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding educationalist with the vision, ambition and experience to inspire the diverse Harrow Bangkok community in pursuit of even greater success.  He or she will have a track record of successful leadership, developed in a senior school or all-through setting and the personal authority, gravitas and authenticity to act as a compelling ambassador for the School in an increasingly competitive market. A sense of adventure and high levels of resilience and flexibility are important as is a genuine commitment to Harrow Bangkok’s philosophy and values.

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com quoting reference 3322. The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th December 2017.

Harrow International School Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About Harrow International School Bangkok

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Harrow International School Bangkok

Harrow Bangkok is the original Harrow International School in Asia, founded in 1998. The school is thriving, with its own reputation for educational excellence as one of the leading schools in Thailand and South East Asia; the Harrow name is synonymous with quality.

Our school blends 450 years of Harrow School’s high academic standards, traditions, and service to the community with innovative education in a vibrant Thai setting. We educate around 1,800 students on a beautiful 35-acre garden campus in north Bangkok, with world-class facilities for day students and boarders. The school is all through with students from Early Years “Little Lions” to Year 13.

Our results of 59% A*-A at A level and 70% A*-A at IGCSE in 2023 are a testament to our outstanding provision, and every year Harrovians take up places at some of the most distinguished institutions across the world.


The campus benefits from a range of facilities (all available to staff after hours), which alongside classrooms include floodlit tennis courts, a lake for watersports, a swimming pool, gym and extensive grass pitches.

Our holistic educational philosophy provides extensive super-curricular opportunities for enrichment through the diverse Leadership in Action programme, prioritising leadership development along with skills and personal qualities which help to translate academic potential into meaningful and fulfilling lives after students graduate.

We benefit from close links with Harrow School along with the other schools in the Harrow family. Education at Harrow Bangkok is at the cutting edge, with our commitment to the High Performance Learning philosophy and world class education.

A sense of community

Hardworking courteous students with a real zest for life and supportive parents make teaching at Harrow Bangkok rewarding and enjoyable. Whether you join us as a single person, couple or family, our staff form a friendly close-knit community. With staff activities ranging from zumba through ultimate frisbee and photography to diving, you will find your Harrow pack.

Bangkok and Thailand

The quality of day to day life experienced by our staff is mirrored in Bangkok being recently recognised as the world’s top tourist destination and the best city in the world.

Today’s Bangkok is a modern metropolis with shiny skyscrapers and the latest tech solutions as well as an abundance of golden temples and historic buildings. Then there is the richness of Thailand’s natural beauty with its pristine beaches, rainforest-clad mountains, and ancient historical sites to explore. We guarantee you will never run out of things to do. For those wishing to take a break, Don Mueang International airport just 10 minutes from campus offers a cheap, convenient gateway to other South East Asian destinations.

The package

The remuneration package is highly competitive, with low taxation, annual bonus, comprehensive medical insurance, onsite accommodation provided, and a low cost of living. As such, our staff have a high standard of living and can enjoy holidays in Thailand and the region, all while saving money.

The average length of tenure of six years is testimony to the fact that our staff enjoy their teaching and the experience of living in this wonderful country. While you are expected to work hard, you can still enjoy a work-life balance which is hard to achieve elsewhere.

Onboarding experience

Our HR team will assist you from the moment you apply for your role. They work hard to ensure that your move is as seamless as possible. Whether you need help with shipping, visa or general advice, they will be there to answer all your questions, assisting you every step of the way. From the moment you make contact with the onboarding team, you feel like you are already a part of the Harrow community.

Should you wish to experience the high standard of education and rewards that Harrow Bangkok has to offer, all whilst experiencing the wonders of Thailand, then we look forward to receiving your application.

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