Principal, Marlborough Hill, London, NW8 0NL

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Harris Academy St John’s WoodMarlborough Hill, London, NW8 0NL

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous and negotiable salary based on experience + Performance Bonus + Private Medical Insurance + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Harris Academy St John’s Wood is an 11-18 secondary academy located in St John's Wood, central London, and serves an urban, highly multi-ethnic intake with a high percentage of pupil premium students. In September 2017, the academy joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy and began a fresh and exciting new journey to success. The academy benefits from new first-class, purpose-built buildings. 

As the academy looks to accelerate back to achieving academic excellence, we are seeking to appoint a Principal. This is a unique opportunity for a talented leader with vision, drive and ambition, to develop the culture and ethos of this high-profile academy.

The post would suit an ambitious leader looking either to extend their experience of Headship, or to start their first Principalship in a highly supportive and rewarding environment. For first time Principals, we can provide support in the form of individual mentoring from an experienced Harris Principal; for existing Headteachers, there will be excellent opportunities to progress to Executive Principalship in the future.

Located a few minutes' walk from the Jubilee line station, Harris Academy St John's Wood is a large secondary academy with over 1,400 students on roll, approximately 370 of whom are in the sixth form. Although located in an affluent area of London, the academy serves an inner London community with a high proportion of pupil premium students and is ethnically richly diverse.

The academy has all the ingredients to be a huge success. If you want to make a real difference to young people, while working as part of a highly successful and supportive academy team, then this high profile opportunity could be for you. 

Why work for the Harris Federation?

As a top performing Multi-Academy Trust, we offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow Principals and mentors to help develop your leadership skills. Whatever your experience, Harris can provide unrivalled career opportunities and professional fulfilment.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each Harris academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. Eighty percent of our secondary academies are judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted with the remained being judged Good. We have the capacity and track record to support your success. 

To discuss the role in confidence, please call Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO, on 020 8253 7777.

If you have any questions, please contact


Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

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More about Harris Academy St John’s Wood
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlborough Hill, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 0NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7722 8141

Harris Academy St John’s Wood, formerly Quintin Kynaston Academy, is a large 11-18 secondary school with a thriving sixth form located in St John's Wood. The school joins the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. Although locate...