Head – Burgess Hill Girls

West Sussex

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Burgess Hill Girls is seeking a new Head to start in August 2022.


This is an exciting opportunity in Sussex, following the retirement of Liz Laybourn who has been Head for over four years and given exceptional service to the school for over thirty.

The school has a mixed Nursery and then takes girls from Reception up to 18, with a number of boarders joining in the senior school.  The total number of girls is around 470.

Founded in 1906 by Miss Beatrice Goode in Burgess Hill to provide a high-quality education for girls, it moved to its present location in 1928 where it has continued to inspire academic excellence whilst ensuring a broad co-curriculum and learning enrichment.

The next Head will be an experienced leader with the drive, energy and strategic vision to take the school forward in its pre-eminent aim to prepare the girls to be ‘Tomorrow’s Women’.

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

Camilla Oulton, Search Consultant

CamillaOulton@rsacademics.com  07375 852 560


Sarah Evans, Senior Advisor

SarahEvans@rsacademics.com 07703 603 996

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to the Chair of Governors, Dr Alison Smith.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Alison can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on 6 October 2021.

Burgess Hill Girls School 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

Closing date for applications

06/10/2021 10:00am

Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview online with RSAcademics on either 11 or 12 October 2021

Longlist interviews with members of the Governors’ selection panel will take place on 21 or 22 October 2021. It is hoped these interviews will be held at the School

Final round interviews will take place at the School on 10 and 11 November.