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Job details
Employer Loyola Preparatory School
Location Buckhurst Hill,
Salary Starting Salary scale £60,000 - £70,000 (guide L18-L24) with local 4-bed house
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2018

Headship opportunity with scope to lead, innovate, learn and develop.

The headship of this thriving independent Catholic boys’ day school, which has flourished under the established leadership of the retiring Headteacher, offers scope and opportunity for an innovative, forward thinker to grow as a leader, on a financially sound platform with dedicated staff, interested pupils and engaged parents. Our ethos is rooted in the Ignatian tradition, ensuring a supportive learning environment for all pupils with core values of dignity, respect and service at its heart. Loyola welcomes boys from 3-11 years old and from all faiths.

With an academically strong reputation our boys achieve a number of scholarships to a range of secondary schools. Housed in cleverly extended and adapted Edwardian buildings, we offer a modern and surprisingly spacious learning environment; recent extensions offer further creative opportunity to both broaden and refine curriculum provision.

A generous staff:pupil ratio also contributes to the development of our boys into confident, articulate students with an enquiring attitude, healthy competitive spirit and justifiable pride in their school. Behaviour is conducive to learning and boys from a variety of backgrounds visibly demonstrate their support of each other.

Promotion of the culture of giving service underpins our religious ethos: the Governors seek a practising Catholic who, although respectful of tradition and retaining the unique family atmosphere of the school, will bring the vision, offer clear leadership, work to ensure our sustainability and who will seek to widen the influence of our expertise beyond our school.

Benefits for candidates include

  • Generally oversubscribed pupil numbers,  a sound financial base, experienced, supportive governors
  • Established curriculum but with scope to influence development to meet changing academic needs
  • Potential to review and remodel the leadership and staffing structures
  • Facilities that promote and encourage learning and enhance curriculum delivery
  • Accommodation (semi-detached 4-bed house) provided within half a mile of the school

There is the offer of accommodation (a 4-bedroom house) associated with this headship, located in a relatively affluent residential area. This area benefits from swift access to central London but close proximity to the woodlands of Epping Forest. However, there is no obligation to accept this accommodation.

Application procedure

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed prior to application. To request a candidate pack and form, arrange a visit, or for a confidential discussion prospective candidates are invited to contact our consultant Jacqueline Baker on 07891 671 226 or email, who is available some evenings and weekend periods from September.

Closing date: 10am Monday 25th September 

Invitation to interview:  2nd October 

Interview dates: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th October 

Loyola Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment 

About the employer

Information about Loyola Preparatory School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Gender Boys
Age range 3 - 11 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Locations and contacts

103 Palmerston Road
Buckhurst Hill
United Kingdom