Head of Prep School, Ipswich

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Ipswich High SchoolIpswich

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Start date: April/September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Senior Leader level 2 pay range, dependent on the experience and qualities of the successful candidate.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ipswich High School is a leading independent school in Suffolk, proudly educating hundreds of pupils between the ages of 3 - 18. Based on a beautiful 84 acre campus, five miles outside of Ipswich, the school has long enjoyed a high profile across the region for its academic success and superb pastoral care.

The Prep School is a happy and inspiring community educating up to 200 children aged 3-11 years old. It offers a bespoke integrated curriculum and is an exciting place of learning, with a deeply entrenched culture of pastoral care as well as an enviable Enrichment Programme.

It is a new and exciting era for Ipswich High School as we embark on the implementation of coeducation via the Diamond Model. The new Head of the Prep School will be fundamental to the execution and development of this approach.

The school is seeking to appoint a visionary Prep School leader who can inspire staff and pupils alike. They will be replacing Mrs Fisher who has successfully led the Prep School for almost 10 years and is now moving on to a new challenge overseas.

The successful candidate will be ambitious and hard-working with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of developing successful and innovative teaching and learning strategies. A motivational and charismatic leader, they must be able to represent the Prep School and play a key role on the school’s Senior Leadership Team, being heavily involved in whole school decision making.

Please complete an application form and return to our HR Officer, enclosing a cover letter supporting your application.

For further information, please contact the HR Officer at


Ipswich High School




Tel: +44 (0) 01473 780201

Web: ipswichhighschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st November, 12 noon

Interview date: Week commencing 26th November


All appointments in will be subject to two satisfactory references, Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, medical fitness for this role and evidence of identity and qualifications. All the above checks must be completed before beginning work in the school. In the unlikely event of an unsatisfactory report being received following the issuing of a contract, the offer of appointment will be terminated without notice.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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More about Ipswich High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473 780201
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Ipswich High School is the leading independent school in Suffolk for boys and girls, educating hundreds of pupils aged 3-18 from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form. The school is the only Diamond Model school in Suffolk and will soon be opening a boardin...