School image

Senior Deputy Head

The Oratory Preparatory SchoolOxfordshire

The Oratory Preparatory School (OPS) is a leading independent day and boarding school providing an enriched education to 375 boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Located in Goring Heath on an outstanding 65-acre site in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, the School nurtures happy, grounded and self-assured children. Benefitting from being part of the Bellevue Education group, the OPS is committed to delivering exceptional teaching that combines the best of tradition with the latest innovations to develop its pupils intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. 

The Headmaster now seeks an ambitious and committed Senior Deputy Head to play a leading role in the next phase of development at the OPS. The Senior Deputy Head will work to further enhance the educational standards for which the school is renowned, whilst also shaping and implementing the strategy to modernize the learning experience and the School’s culture to ensure that every member of the community flourishes. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior leader to work with a strong and collegiate staff in a confident school supported by a dynamic and forward-looking independent schools group. 

This person will bring a proven and successful senior leadership track record with a management approach based on openness, collaboration and excellent communication skills, underpinned by a restless ambition to innovate and improve. The successful candidate will also understand and be committed to the School’s ethos and values whilst looking ahead to the future with a genuine sense of ambition for both the OPS and themselves. Applications are encouraged from senior leaders aspiring to headship from a range of backgrounds who are ready to make a lasting impact upon a school community.

Further information on OPS can be found via the website:

A candidate brief is available to download below.

Letters of application, CVs and application forms should be sent by the closing date: 09.00 GMT on Monday 7 June 2021.

The Oratory Preparatory School and Bellevue Education are 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 (DBS).

Supporting documents

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.