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Primary School Principal

HD Ningbo SchoolZhejiang


The Hurtwood House China group is seeking to appoint an outstanding person to fulfil its International Primary School Principal role at the HD Ningbo campus. Forming part of the Senior Leadership Team, the incoming post holder will lead a committed and well resourced international primary team at a well established and thriving K-12 school, playing a key role in the school’s continued success as the premier bilingual offering in the city.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for a talented, ambitious and driven leader to take their career to new levels as part of a dynamic and forward-looking organisation that is rapidly becoming the market leader in the provision of bilingual education for Chinese nationals. 

We are looking for a Principal who is a forward-thinking, globally-minded and collaborative educationalist to lead the continued success of HD Ningbo Primary School. The successful candidate should value the importance of academic rigour whilst also being firm in the belief that a broad, balanced and caring ethos and approach is required for education to succeed in creating character.


After its high-profile launch in 2014, HD Ningbo School quickly established itself as the city’s leading bilingual offering. It is a thriving 1600 pupil day and boarding school set in a leafy, spacious and well-resourced 33-acre campus in the stylish and prosperous city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China.

Boasting state of the art facilities for academic, non-academic subjects and and a wide rage of sports, the provision at HD Ningbo offers a broad range of opportunities designed to develop intellectual growth, physical and emotional health, artistic endeavors, creativity and service to others.

Part of Hurtwood House China (known within China as HD Schools), Ningbo was the group’s first campus. Following the success in Ningbo, we now also have schools in Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao and, most recently, a sister school in Nanjing. Our story will not stop here. Our existing schools will continue to grow rapidly, and plans are already afoot to open new schools in other Chinese cities. 

The development of Hurtwood House China can be seen as an extension of Hurtwood House UK’s commitment to quality and its spirit of ingenuity, which has seen it break new ground educationally for well over half a century. Amongst international brand transfers, Hurtwood House China is a pioneer - the first UK brand to introduce a dual immersion curriculum, enabling Chinese passport holders to benefit from a unique educational offering. We are leading the way in what we believe to be one of the most exciting educational projects of our time – namely the education of Chinese nationals, in a Chinese context, but with a bilingual vision.


For further information about the role, HD Ningbo School and Hurtwood House China, please download the candidate information pack. You may also wish to view our video, ‘An Introduction to Hurtwood House China’ available via the following link: 

To apply please complete the application form or attach a CV, including a supporting statement that sets out your interest in the position, how you meet the requirements for the role and your ambitions for the school. Completed applications, CVs and cover letters should be uploaded via the TES or sent to

Closing date: Monday 20th December 2021

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis and therefore early application is encouraged. Hurtwood House China reserves the right to appoint before the closing date. 

For an informal and confidential conversation about this role or any other opportunities within the Hutwood House China group please contact our Senior Recruiter, Monika Fryzicka on the email address above.

HD Ningbo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff the respect this commitment. This post, and any other post within our group, is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory references.

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