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Assistant Principal of High School

The Perse School SuzhouSuzhou, China


The Perse School Suzhou is the first school to be opened in China as part of a collaboration between The Perse School Cambridge, UK and Cheung & Sons Hong Kong SAR.

The Perse School Cambridge is a leading co-educational day school educating over 1600 boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years of age.  It is renowned for academic, pastoral and co-curricular excellence and consistently holds a top position in the school league tables in the UK.

The Perse School Suzhou  provides the same high quality education found at The Perse School, Cambridge to students aged 12 to 19 years of age. The Perse School Suzhou comprises a Bilingual Middle School (Grades 7-9) and an International High School (Grades 10-13).

In the Middle School the curriculum comprises the Chinese National Curriculum combined with a Perse pedagogical approach. Students will have the opportunity to take the Zhongkao (Chinese National) examinations at the end of Grade 9.

In the High School the curriculum is primarily based around the IGCSE and International A Level qualification. Students will have the choice of a one or two year lGCSE programme followed by a two year A Level programme.

Full details about the School, its locality, and the relationship with The Perse School Cambridge can be found on the school website The accompanying staff recruitment brochure also provides further information about the school and living and working in Suzhou, China.

The Role

The Perse School, Suzhou is seeking to appoint an inspiring High School Assistant Principal.  Full details of the role and the type of candidate we are looking for are available in the job description and person specification attached below.

Application Process

Applications are to be made using the TES online application form only.  Incomplete applications and those not using the application form will not be considered.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to the incoming Principal, Catherine Cooke on

The Perse School Suzhou is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

Application Deadline and Interviews

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 23.59 GMT.

Interviews are to be held on a rolling basis therefore you may be contacted at any time after submitting your application and the school reserves the right to appoint an outstanding candidate at any stage during the process, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Contract Type

Full-Time 3 Years Fixed Term

Supporting documents

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