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Gravesend Grammar School

Gravesend, Kent

  • Expired
£76,465 to £88,570 per annum, L28 – L34
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
30 October 2017

Job overview

School Group: 7

If you are a dynamic, committed and inspirational leader who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people, then we would like to hear from you.

Our school wants to appoint a visionary leader who has presence, high energy, integrity and inspirational leadership skills. Our outstanding headteacher, Geoff Wybar, will be retiring as Head of Gravesend Grammar School in 2018 after 18 years of exceptional leadership, and we want you to continue the strong strategic direction that he has shown.

We are an outstanding selective school for boys with a mixed sixth form and part of the multi academy Gravesend Grammar School Academies Trust. Our ethos is as a community grammar school providing a selective education to those young people in Gravesham, who would benefit from this sort of challenge. We want you to uphold and strengthen our strong traditions, foundation, ethos and culture, but continue the drive to be radical and innovative set in the heart of our community. You must have high standards and expectations for everything the school does, because we will have high expectations of you.....

The closing date is 30th October.

To apply for this post, please complete the application form and send it with a supporting letter to If you wish to arrange an informal visit, or discuss the role, then please contact Geoff Wybar on 01474 331893 (x1236) or by email on 

Main School Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus

Gravesend Grammar School Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

Attached documents

About Gravesend Grammar School

Gravesend Grammar School is a selective secondary academy based in
Gravesend, Kent, for boys aged 11-18 with girls admitted to the Sixth Form.
It is a non-denominational school.  


Malcolm Moaby

Values and vision

Uniquely, Gravesend Grammar School has reduced the number of teachers at Key Stage 3, by using specialist teachers who are highly skilled in delivering a range of subjects. This additional time spent with students helps create deep and lasting relationships and ensures teachers are very aware of individual student progress and pastoral needs.

The boys' school offers a wealth of opportunities for students to participate in concerts and productions. It recently adopted an Arts Award for all of its lower school students.

In sport, the secondary school is linked with many clubs including Gravesend Rugby Club, Old Gravesendians’ Rugby Club, Gravesham Hockey Club, Northfleet Badminton Club, Iroquois Basketball Club, Gravesham Tennis Club, and Gravesend and Meopham Cricket Clubs. These links allow the school to enhance its provision externally by using specialist facilities and coaching.

Ofsted report

“Teachers have the highest expectations for all of the students. Staff benefit from an excellent training programme that makes sure all are up to date and always developing their expertise. All of the students attain very high standards and make excellent progress as a result of the quality of the teaching they receive and as a result of their own ambition and positive attitudes to learning. The sixth form provides an excellent preparation for students’ next steps in life whether at university or in training and employment.”

View Gravesend Grammar School’s latest Ofsted report

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