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Chair of Governors – St John’s College School, Cambridge


St John’s College School in Cambridge is seeking a Chair of Governors to take over from the current Chair, Professor Ann Louise Kinmonth CBE, who will be stepping down at the end of her current term in August.

Set in the heart of Cambridge, St John’s College School is an independent co-educational school with an enrolment of 460 children aged 4-13 years. The School’s origins date back to the 17th century when it was founded by St John’s College for the education of the choristers of the College Choir, and its close ties with St John’s College remain to this day.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an exceptional, independent Chair with the mission of supporting the School in its unique educational vision and provision. A commitment to supporting the School’s philosophy and ethos, along with a deep appreciation of the educational role that the School plays in the musical life of the world-famous College Choir, is essential.

The new Chair of Governors of St John’s College School will be welcomed into a strong and focussed team, become an essential part of the life of the School and sustain the School’s close working relationship with St John’s College. The postholder will lead an outstanding school into the next phase of its growth and development.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Louisa Barham, Search Consultant at RSAcademics, for a confidential discussion:

07770 928537 or

Those whose interest is taken further will be invited initially to meet with Diana Watkins Senior Advisor for this position, and then with a small committee of current governors.

This is a non-executive pro bono role.

St John’s College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All appointments are subject to a criminal background check and proof of qualifications in accordance with the requirements of the Children Act.