Head, Westminster

Expiring in 2 days

Westminster SchoolWestminster

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 or January 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

762 pupils – all boys until the Sixth Form when 65 girls join each year

180 boarders, split across six boarding/day houses and five day houses

The Governing Body of Westminster School seeks a new Head to succeed Patrick Derham OBE, after six years of exceptional service. 

Granted royal patronage in 1560, Westminster School remains on its original site next to the Abbey and is recognised as one of the foremost schools in the world. It is a centre of academic excellence with a liberal tradition and a vibrant and exciting curriculum and co-curriculum. While academic and cultural attainments are highly prized, the School is fully committed to nurturing each pupil’s spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development and to the preparation of responsible young people for fulfilled lives beyond the School. 

The School and its leaders have a strong sense of social responsibility with important school partnerships, including Harris Westminster Sixth Form Academy and The Grey Coat Hospital School, as well as outreach and bursary programmes. 

RSAcademics are handling the search and potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact:

Claire Oulton - claireoulton@rsacademics.com or 07738 737482 

Holly Fitzgerald - hollyfitzgerald@rsacademics.com or 07801 522913

Details of the School and of the experience, qualities and skills needed to take on this important Headship are outlined in the candidate brief, which can be downloaded, along with an application pack, from www.rsacademics.com  

Deadline for applications: 10.00am on Monday 21 October 2019.

Westminster School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to a DBS and other statutory checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Little Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 963 1000
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