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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.

Clifton College Preparatory School offers first-class teaching and outstanding pastoral care for girls and boys aged 2-13. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and each child is treated as an individual. The College is seeking a dynamic and innovative Deputy Head Pastoral to lead the pastoral life of one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools.

Clifton College offers its pupils access to first-class facilities and high quality teaching which work hand in hand to provide a world-class education. Founded in 1862, Clifton College successfully combines a rich heritage with modern state-of-the-art facilities, in the beautiful suburb of Clifton, Bristol. The Preparatory School caters for around 500 pupils aged 2-13, the majority of whom progress to the Upper School. Day pupils and boarders are happy at school and all enjoy the variety and excitement that is all part of Clifton life and the unique House system.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability and confidence to work effectively with all of the Clifton College community. He or she will demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the welfare of pupils and the wider life of a vibrant Prep School.

Further information can be found in the candidate information brochure.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact the following RSAcademics consultants:

Jenny Funnell: / 07941 221172.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

The closing date for applications is: 10.00am on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to Mr Jim Walton, Head of the Preparatory School, which explains their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a CV.

The completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files, please) should be emailed to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments) at:

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 09 February 2021 10.00am
  • First round interviews with RSAcademics will take place during the week commencing Monday 15th February 2021
  • Long list interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 22nd February 2021
  • Short list interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 1st March 2021