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Employer Wells Cathedral School
Location Somerset
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
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Job starts September 2018

The Governing Body of Wells Cathedral School is seeking an ambitious educational leader and inspirational ambassador to succeed Elizabeth Cairncross as Head from September 2018.

Founded in AD909 to educate the choristers of the cathedral, Wells Cathedral School has a rich educational history with music at its heart. Today, Wells is proud to offer a world class musical provision as a cathedral choir school and specialist music school within a broader educational context. In a warm and accepting community which lives by the school motto, esto quod es (be what you are), pupils are encouraged to make full use of the tailored academic, pastoral and co-curricular offering and enabled to grow into confident young adults prepared to face an ever changing world.

Wells Cathedral School is a preeminent co-educational boarding and day school, educating more than 770 pupils aged 3 – 18 years. The Governing Body is looking for a candidate with proven/sound business acumen and an understanding of the Christian ethos of the school. The person appointed should be able to build on strong foundations to ensure continuous improvement and lead the school sustainably through the next exciting stages of its ongoing development.

Further information on Wells Cathedral School can be found at

A candidate brief is available from

Letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Monday 9 October, 2017, to Freddie Dennis, Odgers Berndtson quoting reference CFD/61525.

Wells Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the employer

Wells Cathedral School is a co-educational, Church of England, independent school offering day and boarding places to children aged 4-18. Based in Wells, Somerset, it currently has around 700 pupils. It is set up as a charitable trust and accepts bur...

Information about Wells Cathedral School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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