Head, Edinburgh

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Merchiston Castle SchoolEdinburgh

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of Merchiston Castle School invite applications for the position of Head on the retirement of Mr Andrew Hunter in August 2018, following twenty years of outstanding leadership.

Merchiston is one of the United Kingdom’s leading independent schools and one of a handful of schools specialising in providing a high quality boarding school education for boys. Set in 100 acres of exceptionally beautiful parkland on the edge of the picturesque riverside village of Colinton near Edinburgh, Merchiston provides a stimulating, challenging, yet supportive and encouraging environment for 450 pupils aged 7-18.

Whilst Merchiston enjoys a strong sporting tradition, including thriving Tennis and Golf Academies, it is a school for pupils of all interests and abilities, and prides itself on the strength of its academic offering and breadth of its co-curricular provision. All pupils forge strong relationships with staff and peers, enabling them to reach their full potential and leave Merchiston with a zest for living life to the full and as accomplished, aspirational, and sensitive adults.

Through a commitment to delivering excellence for all, and a desire to push the boundaries of learning and teaching, the next Head will ensure Merchiston continues to develop and prepare pupils even more effectively to thrive in an ever- changing world.

A candidate brief is available from www.odgers.com/61800

Application forms, letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Merchiston Castle School is a registered Scottish charity (SC016580). The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Colinton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 131 312 2200
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Educating boys for almost 190 years  

Merchiston Castle School was founded in the centre of Edinburgh in 1828 by Mr Charles Chalmers.  In 1833 the School moved to its second location, the old Merchiston Tower (now part of Napier University)...