Head – Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park

London NW1

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The Council of the Francis Holland Schools Trust invites applications for the post of Head of this highly successful School.

For September 2022 or January 2023

GSA/HMC INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL 550 girls (aged 11 – 18 with 150 in Sixth Form)

The Council of the Francis Holland Schools Trust invites applications for the post of Head to succeed Mr Charles Fillingham, who has been appointed Head of Solihull School with effect from January 2023, following seven years of outstanding service at Regent’s Park.

Founded in 1878, Francis Holland School Regent’s Park enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading independent schools, whose focus on the values of knowledge, compassion, spirit and perseverance have helped it achieve exceptional success in both the academic and personal progress of its pupils. These dual aims reflect the School’s focus not only on the importance of intellectual rigour but also on mindfulness and the pastoral care of its pupils. The School’s ethos is rooted in its Church of England foundation and it is proud of its reputation for diversity and inclusion.

The School benefits from its close proximity to Regent’s Park and the vast array of opportunities afforded by its central London location.

Francis Holland Regent’s Park has grown in recent years and entry is highly competitive.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Francis Holland School in Sloane Square, which includes both a senior school and a junior school on its campus, and all of the Schools benefit from certain shared central services including a shared Bursary as well as oversight by one Board of Governors.

The next Head of Francis Holland Regent’s Park will have the drive, vision and ambition to lead this highly successful School in the next phase of its development as it seeks to build upon and expand its reputation and standing as a beacon of light for girls’ education in London whilst at the same time being open to the opportunities to widen the pool of those who can benefit from a Francis Holland education through enhanced bursary provision and the possibility of international expansion.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics in the first instance to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Helen Flower, Search Consultant: HelenFlower@RSAcademics.com

Barbara Elliott, Senior Advisor: BarbaraElliott@RSAcademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 16 November 2021

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on “Apply Now” on the right of this page and follow the instructions provided.

You should submit the following in PDF format:

  • A completed application form.
  • A covering letter addressed to Mr Patrick Sherrington, Chair of Governors. The letter should explain your reasons for applying.

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 +44 (0)1858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

  • Francis Holland Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
  • The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

16/11/2021 10.00am

Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics, held via video conferencing

18/11/2021

20/11/2021

Long list interviews via video conferencing

01/12/2021

03/12/2021

Visits to the School for short listed candidates will take place during week commencing 6 December 2021

Final round interviews at the School

15/12/2021

17/12/2021