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Job details
Employer Swanbourne House School
Location Buckinghamshire
Salary An excellent package, including accommodation and other benefits
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2018

Swanbourne House is a thriving, independent, co-educational, day and boarding Prep School for girls and boys from Nursery to Year 8. Located in 55 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside and boasting outstanding facilities, the school’s vision for a child's education encompasses the development of mind, body and character. Excellent teaching and outstanding pastoral care contribute to the first-class education that the school provides. Our Christian ethos and stimulating environment aim to ensure that each child is well-grounded socially, academically, in sport and in the arts, and, as we prepare children for entry to their senior schools at 13, they have the opportunity to experience the benefits of responsibility at the top of a Prep School. 

The Governors seek candidates with strong personal qualities as well as proven skills in leadership, management and administration for the post of HEAD for September 2018. 

Swanbourne enjoys an excellent reputation as a highly successful Prep School with a rich heritage, and the Governors wish to appoint an exceptional candidate who can develop that reputation and lead the school to an exciting and illustrious future.

An excellent package, including accommodation and other benefits, is available for the successful candidate and reflects the importance of the position.

Please apply using the attached Application Form or see the school website ( for details. 

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 6 October 2017.

The long-list interviews are scheduled for 6 and 8 November, and short-list interviews for 21 and 22 November.

This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Swanbourne House School Trust is a registered charity (No. 310640) and an equal-opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

About the employer


The school started as a boys’ boarding school at St Andrew’s College, Bradfield in 1915 and moved with just 43 boys to Swanbourne House in 1920. Early on the School established a good reputation at cricket and football and many m...

Information about Swanbourne House School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 13 years
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MK17 0HZ
United Kingdom
+44 1296 728188