Headteacher, Poole, Dorset

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Yarrells Preparatory SchoolPoole, Dorset

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Yarrells School is seeking a new dynamic Headteacher to lead this popular prep school with a particular emphasis on all-round learning, with a strong arts focus. 

Yarrells School is an independent day school and nursery for boys and girls aged between 2 and 13 and is a member of the prestigious Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. 

Combining the tradition of a Georgian main house with modern purpose-built classrooms, the school is set in 6 acres of wooded grounds, including tennis courts, sports field and covered swimming pool.  It has a strong academic record supporting local grammar school entry, as well as 13+ Independent School entry. 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have senior leadership experience, ideally within a prep school environment 
  • Be a hands on leader with strong people skills 
  • Be a keen proponent of the importance of arts and music in education 
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent business acumen 

The post is for September 2018 and will command an attractive remuneration package, as well as an excellent working environment supported by a strong senior leadership team. 

For further information, please visit www.yarrells.co.uk, or contact recruitment@yarrells.co.uk to arrange an initial informal chat or a visit to the school. 

To apply, please complete an application form and return it along with a letter of application addressed to Mr Adam Covell, Chairman of the Board of Reference c/o Mr James Renwick, PA to the Headteacher 

Closing date: 12pm on 31st January 2018.

Interviews: Week commencing 5th February 2018 

Yarrells School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Yarrells House, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5EU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 622229