School image

Senior Deputy Head

City of London SchoolLondon

City of London School (CLS) is one of the UK’s leading independent schools, offering a rich, creative and outward facing education to gifted boys from all backgrounds aged 10 to 18 years.

Occupying an iconic site under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and across the river from the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe, we are committed to preparing respectful, optimistic and inquisitive boys for the rapidly changing demands of the twenty-first century.

Following the successful appointment of the present incumbent to headship, we now seek to appoint a highly experienced Senior Deputy Head. Reporting directly to the Head, the appointee will have whole school responsibility for the day to day operation of the School. S/he will have oversight of the implementation of the School’s Strategic Vision 2019-24 and deputise for the Head, as well as attend all meetings of the Board of Governors and its committees. For individuals aspiring to headship, this post offers an excellent opportunity to develop as a leader in one of the leading schools in the country.

The successful candidate will bring significant experience of senior leadership and management, the pastoral and/or academic work of successful schools, as well as organisational management skills and strategic ability. S/he will be a highly visible and collaborative senior leader. Outstanding communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents and other stakeholders are essential, as is a commitment to the vision and values of City of London School.

Completed applications should be uploaded at: quoting reference number 4974.

The closing date for applications is 08:30 GMT on Thursday 4th February 2021.

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


City of London School is committed to equal opportunities and we welcome applications from all sections of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our pupil intake.


Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.


As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website

Supporting documents