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Head of Lower School Music

Harrow International School, ShanghaiHarrow Shanghai

Harrow Shanghai is a high-performing and market-leading international British curriculum school located in one of the most dynamic and exciting 21st century cities in the world.

The fourth school in the prestigious Harrow family of highly renowned schools in the Asia region, Harrow Shanghai provides an independent education from Early Years to Sixth Form within a high specification, modern and purpose-built campus just 35 minutes from the epicenter of the diverse, historically-rich and cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai.

The School combines the enduring core elements of the educational philosophy, practice and traditions of its sister school, Harrow London, alongside the very modern international mindedness of a diverse and ambitious pupil body.

Officially opened by HRH Prince Edward, the School was launched in September 2016 and its roll is growing annually throughout all phases: Early Years, Pre-prep, Prep and Senior Schools. The pupils, who are simply a delight to teach, follow the English National Curriculum and go on to study IGCSEs and A Levels.  Upper Sixth leavers progress onto many of the most competitive universities across the globe, including Oxbridge.

Harrow is, however, about much more than simply outstanding academic results and our pupils excel in a multitude of fields including music, drama, sport and the arts, as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

The School is seeking a well-qualified, highly capable and ambitious Head of Lower School Music, to commence in post in August 2021.  The Lower School educates children from 18 months (Harrow Cubs) to Year 4.  The post-holder will also deliver some lessons within the Prep School (Years 5 to 8).  Music is a central and most important facet in the education of all Harrovians and its provision takes centre stage within both the curriculum and the extra-curricular domain.  

Successful applicants can expect a generous salary, a performance-related bonus, accommodation, medical and flight benefits, and an unusual 100% tuition fees remission for up to two dependents (50% for any further children thereafter).

Moreover, working within the highly prestigious Harrow Group of schools, which works very closely with Harrow London and is expanding rapidly, will provide an ideal opportunity for career development and promotion, not least through the soon to be launched Harrow Academy for Professional Learning and partnerships with the likes of the Royal Chartered College of Teaching.

Candidates should note that in terms of the ongoing global pandemic, Shanghai is presently one of the safest cities on the planet with no local cases of C-19 evident.  Thankfully, Shanghai daily life, in the very widest sense, is very normal with no social restrictions in place and the Harrow Shanghai staff are enjoying the many freedoms this affords them.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form by clicking on the 'Apply on School Website' button or check out the link:

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

Interviews will take place at Harrow School (London), at Harrow Shanghai or via Skype.

Application deadline:  Monday 26 April – however, please note that applications will be reviewed in advance of this date and Harrow reserves the right to appoint prior to the deadline date.  Therefore early submissions are recommended.

Harrow Shanghai is fundamentally committed to safeguarding the children in our care and their welfare is our top priority.   All adults in the School community are expected to follow its Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.

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