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Deputy Head of Joint Junior School – City of London School for Girls & City of London School


City of London School for Girls and City of London School are delighted to announce the establishment of their joint junior school for girls and boys aged between 7 and 11 in the heart of London’s historic Gray’s Inn and are now looking for a Deputy Head for this exciting new school.

For January 2022 or April 2022

The school will open in September 2022 and offer automatic transfer for its pupils to the respective senior schools at 11+. It will occupy the former City School of Law building in Gray’s Inn in the London’s legal district within walking distance of both our senior schools.

This exciting project represents the start of a new, long-term association with Gray’s Inn,  and reflects the dedication of both the Inn and the Corporation of London to education. The school will share the commitment of both City of London School for Girls (CLSG) and City of London School (CLS) to working in effective educational partnership with all schools in the City of London family, for the benefit of pupils across the capital. This foundation by two such leading schools with years of experience in collaboration will result in an exceptional provision, drawing strengths from both to deliver a modern, forward thinking and rigorous education. The first Head will be Rachel Thompson, current Head of Prep at CLSG.

The pupils will be taught in modern, light and airy classrooms, but will also benefit from having access to the stunning historic buildings of the Inn, such as the Hall for lunch, and beautiful green space of the Inn’s gardens. Our junior school will be a happy, supportive and stimulating school, which will allow children to develop as confident and grounded individuals with a life-long love of learning. We will place kindness and compassion at the heart of what we teach and offer a modern, forward-thinking and academically rigorous education which will enable children to be creative, collaborative and independent thinkers. Our pupils will leave our junior school ready to thrive at our senior schools, equipped with skills, experiences and friendships that will help them flourish throughout their lives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and committed educator to join our junior school at the start of its journey, and to lead the development and delivery of an ambitious, inclusive, modern curriculum throughout the school. The post holder will provide inspirational academic and professional leadership in reviewing and developing the school’s learning and teaching, the curriculum, assessment, reporting and tracking and monitoring of pupils. They will work closely with the Head to prepare the school for opening in September 2022.

Applications are encouraged from senior leaders from a range of backgrounds who have the strategic vision, drive and energy to shape the learning culture of the school. This person will bring a leadership style based on openness, collaboration and innovation and will have excellent communication skills. They will understand and be committed to the ethos and values of the junior school and its parent schools (CLSG and CLS), and be ambitious for both the school and themselves.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion with:

Kate Howe, Search Consultant: / 07956 557347

Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant: / 07941 221172

The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 17 June 2021 at 10.00am

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a CV and covering letter, addressed to Mrs Rachel Thompson, Head of Junior School, which explains their reasons for applying.

To submit your application, please click the Apply Now link. You will be taken to our online application portal where you will also be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments) at: Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

City of London School for Girls & City of London School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

City of London School for Girls & City of London School are equal opportunities employers.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 17 June 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics via video conferencing - 21st and 23rd June 2021