Head – Hazlegrove Preparatory School


Exciting opportunity to lead a top UK prep school in Somerset.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual for September 2022 or January 2023 as head of Hazlegrove School, a highly regarded and successful independent, coeducational, 2-13 day and boarding school in Somerset.

Part of the King’s School, Bruton Foundation, that dates back to 1519, Hazlegrove stands in its own 200 acres of parkland, where the original house and gardens are enhanced by outstanding, modern facilities.

Hazlegrove has around 380 pupils of whom about 100 board.  Boarding life is at the heart of the school.  This is a thriving community where children flourish and childhood is cherished.  The curriculum offered is vibrant and creative, the pastoral care is exceptional and children can enjoy the innocence of childhood as well as being well prepared for the next stage of their education at 13.

Pupil achievement is excellent with over 21 scholarships and awards in the past year as well as individual and team national successes on the sports field and national recognition for its musicians.

The new head will be forward thinking, energetic, innovative, have experience of successful senior leadership and be able to build on the current strong position of the school when Mark White, the present head moves to Wetherby Preparatory School for September 2022.

Interested candidates wishing to arrange a confidential conversation about the role are warmly invited to contact the RSAcademics consultants handling this appointment via email.

Louisa Barham, Search Consultant: louisabarham@rsacademics.com

Sarah Evans, Senior Advisor: sarahevans@rsacademics.com

The deadline for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 5 January 2022

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 Mr Stephen Edlmann, Senior Warden.

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.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

The King’s School, Bruton Foundation 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

05/01/2022 10:00am

Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview online with RSAcademics on either 7 or 12 January 2022

First round (longlist) interviews will be held at King’s School, Bruton on 20 and 21 January 2022

Final (shortlist) interviews will take place at Hazlegrove on 27 and 28 January 2022.