Principal, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)Birmingham, West Midlands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Remuneration Package
Contract term: Permanent

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is one of the most successful state-funded, 14-19 academies in the country. We specialise in creative, digital and performing arts. Student results speak for themselves and are well above national average. Our intake is 100% selective, based on aptitude within the specialism rather than academic ability. As a result, we are unique in our admissions. 

Located in the centre of Birmingham and within the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands, we benefit from superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities. We are part of the BOA Group, a trust which includes other subsidiaries including The Old Rep Theatre.

In March 2017, the Trust was given approval to open a second academy - BOA 2 focused on digital industries. With the current Principal of BOA, Gaynor Cheshire moving to an Executive Principal and CEO role and working across the Trust, we are now looking for an exceptional individual to lead BOA on the next stage of its journey. 

You may be a Deputy aspiring to such a role, or an existing Principal/Headteacher. Either way, you will have a track record of successful leadership. You will be ambitious and student focused with a commitment ensuring the best possible academic outcomes for our young people. You will be passionate about the arts and understand how they release the potential in young people and raise aspiration. This is a rare opportunity to lead one of the country’s most successful vocational schools.  

For more information and to access the job description and person specification, visit

Closing date: Noon on Friday 27th April 

Interviews will be held on 15th and 16th May

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 1 Grosvenor Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 359 9300
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Birmingham Ormiston Academy is an independent, state-funded, high performing 14-19 academy specialising in creative, digital and performing arts. The brand new landmark building, located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West M...