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Job details
Employer Orley Farm School
Location Harrow
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Deputy Head (Academic)

Required for September 2018

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious individual to take on a key role in this leading independent day school to lead the academic life for 500 pupils and 140 staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Headmaster for the delivery and oversight of our outstanding academic provision. They will also be expected to contribute to the strategic aspects of the School. He/She will also, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, advise on all aspects of strategy, policy and resourcing. The person appointed will have vision, energy and the potential for their own Headship at a later stage.

Orley Farm School has prepared pupils for entry to 57 schools over the past 5 years as we believe in finding the right school for the individual. However, this Academic position is about preparing our pupils well beyond this step to be able to live fulfilling, happy and purposeful lives!

Orley Farm School has its own salary scale, with the role being paid according to experience and qualifications.

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

For further information and to apply please visit

Closing Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 13th November 2017

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 312637 

About the employer


At Orley Farm we pride ourselves in providing a challenging environment to stimulate and develop lively and enquiring minds. We encourage all pupils to reach their true potential and eventually become individuals who value learning with and fro...

Information about Orley Farm School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 13 years
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Locations and contacts

South Hill Avenue
United Kingdom
+44 208 8697601