Appointments Vacancies

Candidate information: our response to COVID-19

In these challenging times, we are continuing to support many appointments processes for schools in the UK and across the globe. Where face to face meetings are not possible, we are using video conferencing and other creative solutions to ensure that searches and selection processes can go ahead very successfully. We would like to thank our client schools and all candidates for their flexibility and willingness to work positively within these arrangements.

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Deputy Head Academic – Leighton Park School

September 2021

Leighton Park is looking to appoint an ambitious and innovative Deputy Head Academic who will bring fresh ideas and purpose with a clear vision for delivering academic success that is sympathetic to the School’s Quaker foundation and ethos: achievement with values, character and a sense of community.

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Head of High School – Keystone Academy, Beijing

Keystone Academy has set out to be unusual, to be a ‘new world school’, a school that is simultaneously national and international. Keystone brings together the best in Chinese, American and international pedagogy and practice on its campus in Shunyi District, Beijing. Established in 2014, Keystone is moving into the next phase of its development. It now seeks a new Head of High School to succeed Diana Martelly, with effect from July 2021.

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Deputy Head of School – ACS International School Doha

We are supporting ACS Doha in the search for their new Deputy Head of School. The School is seeking high calibre candidates with the potential to move up to a Principal/Head of School role in due course and with a particular interest in/experience of coherent whole-school processes and procedures.

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Head – The Henrietta Barnett School

A rare opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead our highly successful girls’ grammar school, where a culture of aspiration is combined with a warm, supportive atmosphere and a wide range of extracurricular opportunities.

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Bursar – City of London Freemen’s School

City of London Freemen’s School is a thriving independent co-educational day and boarding school for 905 pupils aged 7–18. Freemen’s occupies a magnificent site in Ashtead Park with modern buildings sitting alongside the original eighteenth-century mansion house set in 57 acres of beautiful parkland.

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Deputy Head Academic – Clifton College Preparatory School

The College is seeking a dynamic and innovative Deputy Head Academic to guide and support the highest levels of teaching and learning in one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools.

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Head of Senior School – St Andrew’s School, Turi, Kenya

For August 2021

St Andrew’s School, Turi is one of the leading independent international schools in East Africa. Founded in 1931, this Christian, independent boarding school offers outstanding British Curriculum education to 620 boarding pupils aged 5 -18 years.

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Head – Dragon School

This role represents an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual, working with the support of a strong governing body, dedicated common room and engaged parents, to lead the School into its next phase of development. 

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Director of Education – Gardener Schools Group

The Gardener Schools Group are seeking to appoint a Director of Education. This is an exciting and unique new role which reflects the Group’s emphasis on achievement in every area of school life and their innovative approach to education at both prep and senior level.

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Director of Finance and Operations – Badminton School

September 2021 or before

Badminton School is a thriving independent day and boarding school of more than 500 girls aged 3-18. The School is set in 14 acres of beautifully maintained grounds in Westbury-on-Trym on the leafy outskirts of the University City of Bristol.

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Deputy Head Pastoral – Clifton College Preparatory School

The Deputy Head Pastoral is accountable to the Head of the Preparatory School, and is responsible for ensuring the provision of the very highest quality of pastoral care to all pupils in the Preparatory School. Working alongside the Deputy Head Academic and Assistant Head, the Deputy Head Pastoral is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

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Deputy Head Academic – Clifton College (Upper School)

The Deputy Head Academic, who will have a track-record of excellence and wide experience in all aspects of teaching and learning, will lead the academic life of the school.

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Deputy Head Pastoral – Clifton College (Upper School)

The Deputy Head Pastoral will be a dynamic and innovative individual with experience in a range of pastoral roles, who has a passionate interest in promoting the care and welfare of young people and is now seeking a pupil facing leadership position.

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Headteacher – Dartford Grammar School

A rare and rewarding opportunity for an energised and forward-looking individual arises from the forthcoming retirement of John Oakes following twelve years of exceptional leadership.

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Deputy Head Co-curriculum – Clifton College (Upper School)

The Deputy Head Co-curriculum will be an ambitious, enthusiastic and appropriately qualified individual who will be able to demonstrate a track record of making a difference through driving and managing change successfully.

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Bursar and Clerk to the Governors – Reading Blue Coat School


March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Reading Blue Coat School (RBCS) is a highly successful independent day school of 785 pupils; 513 boys aged 11–16 and a further 272 in the co-educational sixth form. Set in 46 acres of beautifully maintained grounds on the banks of the Thames, the School is situated on the magnificent estate of Holme Park in the Berkshire village of Sonning, four miles outside the centre of Reading.

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“This is the third time we have used RSAcademics for senior appointments and each time we have been presented with candidates that we could not have reached without their network.”

John LightChair of Governors, West Buckland School