Deputy Head, Cricklade, Wiltshire

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Cricklade Manor PrepCricklade, Wiltshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Setting 

Cricklade Manor Prep (formerly Prior Park Prep) is a long established Independent Prep School located in the heart of Cricklade, Wiltshire. Cricklade is a short drive from the M4 and A419, making it easily accessible from Cirencester, Swindon, Malmesbury and surrounding areas.  The school is housed on an 8-acre site within the town, including a handsome Grade II listed manor house, a separate pre-prep department housed within a walled garden, a number of purpose-built classroom blocks and extensive sports facilities including astroturf and grass pitches, a sports hall and swimming pool.  

The Experience 

Cricklade Manor Prep educates boys and girls from age 3 to 13. At the end of their time at the school, pupils move on to a wide range of independent, grammar and maintained schools.  

The school aims to:  

  • Develop the academic, musical, creative, sporting and other talents of each boy and girl. 
  • Provide outstanding pastoral care in a secure, happy, nurturing environment, underpinned by principles of tolerance, kindness and respect. 
  • Create an outward-looking ethos, building links with parents and the local community.
  • Prepare leavers for entry to senior schools at 11+ and 13+. 
  • Enable pupils to be confident, capable, caring and independent minded. 

To find out more about the school visit:  

The Future 

In September 2017, Prior Park Prep joined the Wishford Schools group and Guy Barrett was appointed as Headmaster to lead the school through an exciting period of investment, modernisation and development. The school was relaunched as Cricklade Manor Prep in January 2018.  Guy was previously Head of Heywood Prep, a fellow member of the Wishford Schools group. 

Wishford Schools is a small, friendly group of seven prep schools. The group aims to provide an excellent education to all pupils, giving every child the opportunity to shine. Standards and expectations are high, and staff and pupils are challenged and supported to give their best.  Schools work closely with the group’s senior leaders to define the school’s strategy and then enjoy the autonomy to run their schools, while benefiting from the support that membership of the group brings. For more information on the Wishford Schools group, please visit: 

The Opportunity 

The Headmaster invites applications for the role of Deputy Head for September 2018.  Candidates are sought who can demonstrate a track record of successful leadership and particular aptitude for: 

  • Communication and relationship-building;  
  • Planning, implementing and managing change; and 
  • Teamwork and attention to detail. 

The successful candidate will join the Wishford Schools Leadership Development Programme, and can expect to be aiming for headship within three years. 

Full job descriptions and person specification can be found in the attached document. 

For details of other roles within the Wishford Schools group, please visit 

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More about Cricklade Manor Prep
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: (formerly Prior Park Prep), Calcutt Street, Cricklade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 6BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 750275
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