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Hazlegrove Preparatory SchoolSomerset

The Governors are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual for September 2022 or January 2023 as Head of Hazlegrove School, a highly regarded and successful independent, coeducational, 2–13 day and boarding school in Somerset.

Part of the King’s School, Bruton Foundation, that dates back to 1519, Hazlegrove stands in its own 200 acres of parkland, where the original house and gardens are enhanced by outstanding, modern facilities.

Hazlegrove has around 380 pupils, of whom about 100 board. Boarding life is at the heart of the school. This is a thriving community where children flourish and childhood is cherished. The curriculum offered is vibrant and creative, the pastoral care is exceptional, and children can enjoy the innocence of childhood as well as being well prepared for the next stage of their education at 13.

Pupil achievement is excellent, with over 21 scholarships and awards in the past year, as well as individual and team national successes on the sports field and national recognition for the school’s musicians.

The new Head will be forward thinking, energetic and innovative, have experience of successful senior leadership and will be able to build on the current strong position of the school when Mark White, the present Head, moves to Wetherby Preparatory School for September 2022.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact RSAcademics:

For detailed candidate information and details of how to apply, please visit

Closing date: 10.00am on 5 January 2022

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

The King’s School, Bruton Foundation is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure.

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