Head of School, Derbyshire

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Abbotsholme SchoolDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required for April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Directors of Abbotsholme School are seeking an outstanding candidate who will bring strong leadership and demonstrate commitment to excellence, throughout all aspects of Abbotsholme, so that it will continue its growth and development. This will require an inspirational, effective and ambitious strategic leader, who will have the energy and capacity to articulate and communicate the special character of this remarkable school and build on the excellent work done to date by the incumbent Headmaster, Mr Robert Barnes who will be retiring in April or August 2020.

The School has experienced exceptional growth in pupil numbers over the past 18 months with a 25% increase in the school roll, bucking national trends. Examination results at A levels are impressive with 44% of all results at A* and A Grade and an overall pass rate of 100%. Many of the class of 2019 have taken up places at some of the best universities in the country including the University of Sheffield, Loughborough University and Harper Adams University to name a few.

Given the School’s current position of strength this is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to build on the tremendous recent success. He or she will work with the Advisory Board to develop the strategic vision and future direction for the School, whilst empowering all members of the School to play their active part in achieving that vision.

The Directors are looking to appoint a Head who shares the school’s determination to grow a world-class School, whilst maintaining the British family values it is built upon. 

The position comes with an attractive salary and package including pension, housing and subsidised child school places at Abbotsholme.


• A minimum of a Bachelor degree with PGCE

• A NPQH or Masters in Education (desirable but not essential)

• Experience at Head or Deputy Head level 

Application Process:

To apply please visit the school website www.abbotsholme.co.uk  and complete the school application form an submit it together with a CV and covering letter to bfarrell@achieve-group.com by midday on 18 November 2019.

More about Abbotsholme School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1889 590 217
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Abbotsholme School Vision

It is our firm belief that a good education is an essential preparation for the whole of life. An education at Abbotsholme provides not only the starting blocks but also the first few metres of life’s track.

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