Deputy Head, London NW3 5AE

Closing date:

St Christopher's SchoolLondon NW3 5AE

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

Deputy Head
Full time, permanent
Required from September 2018

St Christopher’s School seeks to appoint a talented, creative and inspiring Deputy Head to take up appointment in September 2018.

The School

St Christopher’s is a lively, creative, friendly and innovative girls’ day school (IAPS 4-11) in Hampstead, with a focus on providing an outstanding learning environment underpinned by an extensive programme of sports, music, art and drama. There are approximately 240 pupils with selective entry into Reception and Year 1. The school is oversubscribed and girls continue their education at 11+ to some of the top schools in London and around the country.

We believe that children should experience a superb education that allows them to be challenged yet have fun, confident as an individual yet understand their role in a team. We are committed to developing curiosity, flexible thinking, resilience, initiative, perseverance and respect. If this educational ethos appeals, please apply to join our team at St Christopher’s.

Terms & Conditions
 A competitive salary package is offered at St Christopher’s.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced Data and Barring Service (DBS) check and medical fitness declaration.

The appointment is subject to at least two satisfactory references, clearance from the DBS, verification of identity and qualifications, evidence of the right to work in the UK, DfE prohibition checks and satisfactory medical fitness. If a candidate has lived or worked abroad for a period of 3 months or more during the past 10 years s/he will also need to provide appropriate paperwork, such as a police certificate of good conduct, from the countries lived in.

Closing Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018, by 12 noon

Interviews:  21 March 2018

Application Pack:

  • Application form 
  • Job description and person specification
  • Equal opportunities form
  • The school’s Prospectus
  • The school’s Child Protection Policy 
  • The school’s Staff Code of Conduct


Application Process:

  • Please complete the enclosed application form; CVs will not be accepted
  • Ensure you address the criteria outlined in the person specification when writing your personal supporting statement
  • References will be sought for shortlisted candidates prior to appointment
  • A tour of the school will be incorporated in the interview day
  • All applications will be acknowledged by email.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within our care at all times. 

The School is an equal opportunities employer.

Further details of the school are available at 

Completed applications should be sent by email to: 

Should you have any queries on the application process, please contact: Emma Ghosh, Bursar on 020 7435 6901 or email

Job location

More about St Christopher's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 32 Belsize Lane, Hampstead, London, NW3 5AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7435 1521
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St Christopher’s School is a non-denominational, independent day school for girls aged 4-11.  It is located in Hampstead, North London, and has about 240 pupils.

The primary school was founded in 1883, with the earliest written records appearing...