Head of Prep School – St Helen’s School, Northwood

Northwood, HA6

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RSAcademics are proud to be leading the search to find the next Head of this thriving, girls’ independent day school in North West London.

St Helen’s is one of the largest girls’ day schools in the UK with over 1100 pupils aged 3–18, attracting pupils from London and the Home Counties.

St Helen’s benefits from a beautiful 20 acres site with superb facilities and fast links to central London and surrounding counties. The school is proud of its excellent academic standards and holistic approach to education.

Over the past four years, the prep school has undergone significant restructuring to become a cohesive, successful primary-phase community, offering an academically challenging curriculum alongside an outstanding range of co and extra- curricular opportunities.

The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of working in a thriving and happy all-through school and can expect to play a key role at St Helen’s as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Candidates are invited to contact either Jenny Funnell or Miranda Landale (Search Consultants) or Barbara Elliott (Senior Advisor) to arrange a confidential discussion:

Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant – jennyfunnell@rsacademics.com
Miranda Landale, Search Consultant – mirandalandale@rsacademics.com
Barbara Elliott, Senior Advisor – barbaraelliott@rsacademics.com

St Helen’s is holding an Open Morning on Saturday 25 September. Prospective candidates are warmly invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to meet the current Head and to see the school in action. Advance booking is required via admissions@sthelens.london or by calling 01923 843230

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Friday 15 October 2021.

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.

If you have any questions about uploading your application documents, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator at applications@rsacademics.com.  Julia can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

St Helen’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, sight of original qualification certificates, satisfactory references and a medical. The post is also subject to a negative response to an enquiry as to whether a prohibition order has been made by the Secretary of State.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications

15/10/2021 10:00am (UK)

Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics will take place online during the week beginning 18 October 2021

Long list interviews will take place at St Helen’s School on either 4 November 2021 or 5 November 2021

Short list interviews will be at St Helen’s School on either 12 November 2021 or 15 November 2021