Headteacher, Surrey

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Ripley Court SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ripley Court School is a popular, independent, co-educational preparatory school for 3-13 year olds set in 19 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside including extensive playing fields and a Forest School.  The school celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018.  This year represents an exciting time for the school following the merger with Reed’s School in November 2019.

This position has arisen following the retirement of the previous Headteacher who led the school over the last 18 years. 

The governors are now looking to appoint a Headteacher who will:

  • Lead the school through a period of change in a rapidly-shifting educational landscape. 
  • Build on and extend the school’s reputation for providing a well-rounded education and exceptional care for every pupil.
  • Develop the opportunities provided by the merger with Reed’s School to improve areas of the school as well as share expertise, facilities and resources.


Full details, including a Job Description and Person Specification, are contained in the Candidate Information Brochure.  Please email hr@reeds.surrey.sch.uk to request the full a pplication pack.

A competitive package will be negotiated with the preferred candidate, dependent on his/her knowledge, skills and experience.

Closing date: Friday 17 January 2020.

Interviews: w/c 27 January 2020. 

Reed’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at Ripley Court School.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  



More about Ripley Court School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Rose Lane, Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6NE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1483 225217
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Ripley Court is a fully co-educational school for 3 -13 year olds set in 20 beautiful acres just minutes from the A3 and equidistant from Cobham, Weybridge, Woking and Guildford.    Ripley Court has for years been preparing children fo...