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Head of Preparatory School

Bournemouth Collegiate Preparatory SchoolPoole

Head of Preparatory School

Bournemouth Collegiate School is a rapidly growing co-educational independent day and boarding school situated on the south coast. The School has extensive facilities, on two sites, accommodating pupils from 2 to 18.  BCS provides a nurturing environment where the happiness of the pupils comes first.

We are looking to recruit a Head of Preparatory School for September 2022, who will continue to build on BCS’s many strengths, enhancing its provision and positioning BCS Prep School as the school of choice for independent education in the local area and beyond. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for an intuitive and forward-thinking individual to take on the leadership of BCS Prep School with the intention of driving the school forward, with energy and commitment, into the future. 

Working very closely with the Headmaster, applications are encouraged from ambitious and passionate educationalists who are excited to lead this vibrant and caring school into its next chapter.  

Are you?

• A successful Head or experienced Deputy Head looking to transition to the next stage of your career.

• An inspirational, energetic and compassionate leader with strong people management skills and the ability to build a team approach.

• A great influencer, adaptable to your environment and audience with demonstrable experience of engaging and building effective communication with parents, pupils and staff.

• An educator who is passionate about developing young people to become confident, curious and creative in their approach to life.

What’s in it for you?

BCS is part of CATS Global School, a group of schools and colleges owned by Bright Scholar Education. 

BCS Prep School is a vibrant and thriving school, where children aged 2 to 11 years can enjoy a fulfilling educational experience. The curriculum is broad and varied and provides a wealth of opportunities for children to fully develop their individual strengths, talents and personalities. 

BCS has an enviable reputation for excellence and is well known for being a modern, forward-thinking school that encourages active learning and creative thinking, personal endeavour and strong community spirit

The Head of Preparatory School is part of the Executive Leadership Team at BCS and plays a key role in contributing to the leadership of this 2-18 school. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of this successful school.

If you have:

• Outstanding communication skills

• A genuine open-mindedness and willingness to be challenged towards best practice, including an understanding of schools as a business

• Sufficient commitment and energy to understand all facets of the school 

• Ambition and vision for school development 

• A drive to perfection; and

• the ability to motivate and develop staff and pupils

then we would be interested in hearing from you.

Further details about the school and the experience, qualities and skills needed to take on this role are set out in supporting information documents and also on our website, 

Applicants are welcome to visit the School prior to submitting an application, please contact the Headmaster’s PA to arrange this, or 01202 436552.

For any queries relating to the application process, please email

Salary is dependent on the experience of the successful candidate

Application must be received by 9am on Monday 6th December 2021 

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2021 

BCS is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All positions in School will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).


To comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

Supporting documents

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