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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.

Leighton Park is an outstanding HMC independent day and boarding school for 520 boys and girls aged 11-18 where young people learn how to think, to believe in themselves and to grow within a community. Within walking distance of Reading town centre, the school is set in 65 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, where every student is given the confidence to find out who they really are and unearth their individual academic and co-curricular talents. Pupils build strong relationships with one another and those around them.

Leighton Park offers GCSEs and A-Levels as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma and is particularly well known for STEAM subjects, the creative Arts and Music. Reporting to the Head, the Deputy Head Academic will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the strategic and operational management of the school as a whole.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and forward-thinking individual to develop their senior leadership career at a long established day and boarding HMC school.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Michael Stephens by email or telephone, for an initial, informal discussion about the post.

Michael Stephens – Head of Senior School Search

M +44 (0)7834 520995           Email:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday, 21st January 2021.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with covering letter, addressed to Ms Jan Digby, Chair of the Governors, which explains their reasons for applying.  There is no need to submit a separate CV.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to the Project Coordinator Alison Hooper at

Alison can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

Leighton Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to a range of background checks, sight of original qualification certificates, satisfactory references and a medical.


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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 21 January 2021 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews (Zoom) w/c 1st February 2021
  • Longlist interviews 11 February 2021 -12 February 2021
  • Shortlist interviews 23 February 2021