Head – Bromsgrove School


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The successful applicant will be an outstanding leader who develops and holds together the vision and strategy for Bromsgrove's schools.

From: Start of the Autumn Term 2022

HMC, ISBA & AGBIS, co-educational boarding and day, just under 2000 pupils aged 3-18

Closing date 10.00am October 19th 2021

After eight years of outstanding service, the current Headmaster Peter Clague will leave Bromsgrove in July 2022 to take over the Headship of a large independent school in Melbourne, Australia. The Governors of Bromsgrove School are looking for a person of exceptional ability to ensure the extraordinary momentum of the past two decades is maintained and that Bromsgrove is regarded nationally and internationally as one of the country’s finest independent schools.

Bromsgrove is an ancient institution but a modern educational force. Founded in 1553 it is one of the oldest and largest independent day and boarding schools in the country, but quietly delivers a top-notch education without all the fanfare which often accompanies a school of such depth, breadth and substance.

There are currently four schools in the Bromsgrove family: Bromsgrove Senior School, Preparatory, Pre-Preparatory and Nursery and Winterfold, a 0-13 Preparatory School and Nursery which joined Bromsgrove in 2016. In the Senior School around half of pupils are boarders. Bucking the national trend, boarding numbers are also growing in the Preparatory School where almost 100 children board from the age of seven.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding educational leader who can be a hands-on Head, but is able, too, to develop and hold together the vision and strategy for the four Schools. He or she will be an excellent communicator with business acumen and a strong sense of social responsibility who is able to create and deliver an education which is broad, global, contemporary and firmly rooted in care for the individual.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact either:

Holly Fitzgerald at HollyFitzgerald@rsacademics.com  / 07801 522913; or

Michael Spens at MichaelSpens@rsacademics.com

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application form and a covering letter, please click on “Apply Now” to the right of this page and follow the instructions. Your covering letter should be addressed to the Chair of Governors, Mr Paul West QPM DL and should explain your reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a separate CV.

If you have any questions about uploading your application documents, please contact Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments), at: Applications@RSAcademics.com

Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Bromsgrove is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Key Dates

Selected candidates will be invited to a meeting with Michael Spens and Holly Fitzgerald via video conferencing in the w/c October 25th.

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