Appointments Our Approach

Candidate search and recruitment services for independent schools from RSAcademics

We know and understand schools, inside and outside. 


The experience of our team and the range of our services gives us a uniquely discerning, in-depth and up-to-date awareness of what’s what and who’s who in the sector, all of which feeds straight into our success in leadership appointments.


For each client we put together an expert team to match their skills and knowledge to the requirements of the school or organisation.

  • Each team is led by a Senior Advisor and Lead Search Consultant, both highly experienced and trained in executive search. Find out more about our team here >
  • Our search strategies are bespoke for each client school, and are ambitious, far-reaching and persuasive.
  • Our network across the education sector, both in the UK and globally, is unrivalled. We have an informed eye for the best talent and we update our database daily.


We encourage you to speak to our previous clients to get a reference. You can read some of the testimonials from clients here >


To see some of our completed appointments please click here >


To discuss a project, please call our head office on +44 (0)1858 467449 or contact our leadership appointments team directly:


Claire Oulton, Head of Leadership Appointments:

Aaron Ashton, Head of International Leadership Appointments:

Robin Burdell, Head of Bursar and Finance Appointments:


“RSAcademics carried out the whole recruitment process from beginning to end, very thoroughly, professionally and knowledgeably. The governors were all very satisfied with the process.”

Derek WilsonChair of Governors, St Mary's School, Gerrards Cross