Head, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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The Purcell SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: January 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Purcell School


The Board of Governors of The Purcell School is seeking an inspirational leader and ambassador to take up the position of Head in January 2019, or earlier if available. 

The Purcell School is a leading independent specialist music school, providing a rounded education for 180 pupils aged 9-18.  Whilst proud of its strong heritage as the oldest specialist music school in the UK, the co-educational day and boarding School is an exciting and forward-thinking environment in which gifted young musicians can flourish.  Students benefit from being part of a supportive, creative community which offers outstanding pastoral care, strong academic teaching and some of the best musical tuition in the country.  Above all, Purcell students share every day of their education with other similarly talented, focused and dedicated young musicians from all over the world.  This is an excellent opportunity for a visionary candidate with high ambitions for all pupils to build upon the School’s strong international reputation and ensure that The Purcell continues to be recognised as one of the best specialist music schools in the country. 

 Further information on The Purcell School can be found at http://www.purcell-school.org 

A candidate brief is available from www.odgers.com/66527.  

Application forms, cover letters and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Friday 4 May 2018, to Freddie Dennis at Odgers Berndtson. 

 The Purcell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about The Purcell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Address: Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts, WD23 2TS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 331100
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The Purcell School is a world-famous boarding and day school in Bushey near Watford, which aims to provide a rounded education with music at its heart.

The school was founded in 1962, and is Britain’s oldest specialist music school. There are current...