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Head – Abberley Hall School



The Headship of Abberley Hall offers the opportunity to lead one of the best boarding-focused prep schools in the country with the benefit of being part of the Malvern family of schools.

Coed day and boarding school | Age range 2 – 13                

Start date: September 2020 or January 2021

Competitive Salary including accommodation

Abberley Hall is a 3-13 IAPS, non-selective, day and boarding, coeducational school. It is set in spectacular grounds in rural Worcestershire and offers children an idyllic education encompassing a myriad of opportunities backed by a rigorous academic approach. Over 90 acres of beautiful grounds and tremendous facilities mean that the school can stretch and develop children to go on to some of the leading senior schools in the country, whether locally or nationwide. The boarding community is remarkably strong and is at the core of Abberley’s ethos.

Will and Beth Lockett will have enjoyed six happy years leading the school, and with the support of Malvern College, it is a great time for a new leader to take up the reins for the next chapter of Abberley’s development.

The Governors are seeking an inspirational educationalist, committed to boarding and the breadth that boarding-focused schools can offer. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background and experience of senior leadership, preferably in the independent sector, including some experience of boarding.

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

Louisa Barham: | +44 (0)7770 928537
Angela Short: | +44 (0)7786 134195

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download on this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Mr James Tanner, Chairman.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 10:00am

Abberley Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and other checks in line with safer recruitment best practice.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 18 February 2020 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews will take place on 28th February at Malvern College or 3rd March at Elstree School.
  • Final interviews will take place at the school on 11th & 12th March.