Head of Primary School, Marbella, Spain

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The British International School of MarbellaMarbella, Spain

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Start date: August 15th 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Primary School 

British International School of Marbella

Employer: The British International School of Marbella/British Schools Foundation

Location: Marbella, Spain 

Salary: Competitive 

Contract Type: Full-time 

Contract Term: Permanent 

Job Start Date: August 17th 2020

Advert Closing Date: February 14th 2020 

Employer website: www.bsm.org.es 

Suitable candidates for this post will: 

  • Lead the planning and development of the Primary school and take charge of its day-to-day operations 
  • Have a proven track record of teaching and leading successfully at Primary Level
  • Foster a culture of high standards that aims to bring out the best in every member of the school 
  • Ensure the Primary school is properly staffed with the highest possible calibre professionals. 
  • Lead the Primary school through future inspections
  • Work closely with colleagues on the Senior Leadership Team to strategically improve the school 
  • Provide clear and positive leadership in an exciting, developing school. 
  • Have experience of leading curriculum innovation and development.


The ideal candidate will have experience in leadership across a primary school and will possess the ability, energy and aspiration to lead a team in pursuit of the highest educational standards through curriculum innovation and development. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly capable educator to lead a growing team.

Remuneration includes a competitive salary, relocation allowance and bursaries for accompanying children. The school and BSF provide strong opportunities for ongoing professional development. 

The British Schools Foundation (BSF) and all BSF schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers. An enhanced DBS/ICPC is required.  

BSF is committed to providing equal opportunities to all pupils, staff, applicants and other members of the community in a safe, happy environment where all can succeed and where cultural diversity is celebrated. We aim to ensure that there is no discrimination of any kind on grounds of gender, race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation, marital status or age. 

To apply for this post please complete our BSF online application which is accessible through our website www.bsm.org.es (Go to staff - join us and click on the Head of Primary position)  or use the link at the top of this page.

Our School 

  • Phases: Early Years-Secondary 
  • Present Age Range: 2 - 15
  • Gender: Mixed Co-Ed. 
  • No. of Pupils: 200+ 
  • School Type: Mainstream 
  • Funding Status: Independent 


The British International School of Marbella was established in August 2009. The school has experienced steady growth and it has now grown to incorporate EYFS, Primary and Secondary School to Key Stage 4. In 2020 the school will relocate to a state of the art purpose built campus with outstanding facilities.

First time visitors to our school often comment on the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that our community has established. We believe strongly that all members of our community should enjoy positive relationships. 

The British International School of Marbella  is part of the network of The British Schools Foundation. While each school is organised appropriately to reflect the context in which it is set, our schools share a common ethos set out in the BSF Charter. We believe in the personal development of all pupils alongside academic excellence. The British International School of Marbella offers an innovative curriculum based on the principles of the English National Curriculum and the Personal Development of its pupils.  We offer a breadth of experience for all and a strong sense of community and citizenship. Our aspiration is to provide world-class education. 

The vision of all BSF schools is to complete successful external accreditations and inspections on a regular cycle to ensure that our educational quality is of the highest possible standard.  The British International School of Marbella is a member of COBIS.

Our staff work very hard but are well rewarded personally and professionally. As a result, many of our teachers gain a strong affinity for the school and find it hard to leave. Many that do leave, choose to stay within our network of schools and several have enjoyed promotions within the foundation.

The British International  School of Marbella is an exciting and enriching place to work and looks forward to greeting new members of staff who have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to thrive in the positive environment that we offer. 

For further details please visit our website: www.bsm.org.es



More about The British International School of Marbella
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 12 years
Address: Calle Jacinto Benavente S/N, Marbella, Málaga, 29601, Spain. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +34 952 779 264
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History and Ethos

The British International School of Marbella (BISM) is one of the leading international schools in Marbella offering contemporary British international education to students in Early Years, Primary and Secondary education. Since ope...