Head – The Lyceum School

London EC2

Dukes Education are looking to appoint a Head for the The Lyceum School starting September 2022.

The Lyceum is a co-educational independent school located in the beating heart of the City of London (EC2) for children between the ages of 3-11.  It is a happy and self-contained school where learning is rich, fulfilling, exciting and enjoyable. The outgoing Head, Mrs Hilary Wyatt, has been highly successful at promoting and cementing a warm, fun and caring culture at the school and we are now looking for a committed, dynamic new Head to take the school to its next stage of development.

The school is located in the heart of the ‘square mile’ financial and business district in the City of London.  Just a five minute walk from Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, the school is located in an attractive building – a former warehouse now fully restored and refurbished offering an excellent mix of indoor learning spaces and outside space.

We are a small but growing and busy school with committed and friendly staff offering a broad and rich curriculum to the children of mainly professional parents who live and work not far from the school.  Our pupils achieve outstanding results and most go on to good senior schools.

The school has undergone a phased and systematic programme of upgrading over the past three years.  Numbers have grown from c.100 in 2018 to c.150 this year, and links with a recently acquired and refurbished Dukes Nursery close by (Homes and Dreams) provide a basis for further growth.

The challenge now is to build on these strong foundations and to extend, deepen and integrate the systems necessary to maintain the school’s trajectory and continuous improvement.

This role would suit an accomplished Deputy Head or Head looking to make the next step in their career, not only heading up a well-established and highly-successful school but also being part of Dukes Education, one of the UK’s leading groups of independent schools and educational providers.

If you feel you have the right mix of experience, skills and ambition to help our school grow and develop further, you are warmly invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment:

Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant – jennyfunnell@rsacademics.com  / +44 (0)794 122 1172
Brodie Bibby, Senior Advisor – brodiebibby@rsacademics.com / +44 (0)7734 112 037

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10:00am on Wednesday 9th February 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 Aatif Hassan, Chair of Governors, Dukes Education.

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

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Dukes Education is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.

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

Deadline for applications

09/02/2022 10:00am