Principal, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Dame Allan's SchoolNewcastle upon Tyne

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body of Dame Allan’s Schools invite applications for the role of Principal to succeed Dr John Hind in September 2020 following sixteen years of exceptional service.

Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 and are today one of the leading independent schools in Newcastle upon Tyne. Educating around 1,110 girls and boys across two sites, Dame Allan’s is unique in being the only school in the region to offer the pioneering Diamond Structure; co-educational learning in the Junior School is followed by single-sex education in the Girls’ and Boys’ Schools, before moving back to co-educational learning in the Sixth Form.

Dame Allan’s Schools are dedicated to providing a first-rate education for boys and girls from all cultures and backgrounds with a rich mixture of experiences for pupils to develop academically, artistically, physically, spiritually and as leaders. The Schools’ Christian foundation and ethos are reflected in an unwavering commitment to establishing and maintaining high moral standards and engagement with the community at local, national and international levels. 

This position offers a truly unique opportunity for an outstanding leader to join one of the North East’s leading independent schools and to ensure continued growth and excellence for Dame Allan’s Schools.

Further information on Dame Allan’s Schools can be found at

A candidate brief is available from  

Letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, midday Thursday 12 September, to Freddie Dennis, Odgers Berndtson quoting reference CFD/72086.

Dame Allan’s Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

More about Dame Allan's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Fowberry Crescent, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 9YJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 275 1502
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Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan, the daughter of a city goldsmith and the widow of a wealthy tobacco merchant, to provide a ‘proper’ education for 40 poor boys and 20 poor girls in the city parishes of St Nicholas and ...