Head – Lanesborough, The Prep School of The Royal Grammar School, Guildford

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Lanesborough SchoolGuildford

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Start date: September 2020/January 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford (‘RGS’) and Lanesborough are seeking to appoint a new Head of Lanesborough Prep, a long-established and highly regarded school in a quiet residential area of Guildford. After 13 years of exceptional service, the current Head, Mrs Clare Turnbull, is moving within the RGS family to establish the Prep Department of RGS Guildford Dubai.

The appointment will ideally be from September 2020. However, a January 2021 start would also be considered for the right candidate.

Lanesborough was founded in 1930 and acquired by the RGS in 1978 when RGS became independent. Today, Lanesborough operates as a separate academic establishment alongside RGS within the same charity. The Head reports to, and works closely with, the Headmaster of RGS.

As the only boys’ prep school in Guildford, Lanesborough is a thriving, academic school with around 350 boys aged 3-11 on roll. It is well known for its excellent academic and pastoral strengths, alongside outstanding music departments and strong sport and extra-curricular opportunities for all boys. In the last couple of years, a new performance space and a new sports hall have been opened. Lanesborough also serves as the choir school for Guildford Cathedral. The ISI assessed Lanesborough as excellent in all areas in its December 2019 inspection.

The Governors seek an individual with warmth, energy, outstanding leadership and first-class communication skills, who is excited to be working within the RGS family at a school that is extremely well renowned and regarded. This is a school where ‘the warmth of the community and the enthusiasm of the staff and boys give it a unique character’.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact the following RSAcademics consultants:

Jenny Funnell on +44 (0)7941 221172 / jennyfunnell@rsacademics.com

Charlotte Faber on +44 (0)7769 740479 / charlottefaber@rsacademics.com

Further information can be downloaded from www.rsacademics.com

Closing date: 10.00am on Tuesday 25th February 2020

Lanesborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Maori Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2EL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1483 880650
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Lanesborough School, first established in 1930, is an independent pre-preparatory and prep school. It caters for around 360 boys aged 3-13. The school is located in Guildford, Surrey, and often serves as a “feeder school” to the nearby Royal Grammar ...