Appointments Vacancies

Head – Aldwickbury School



The Chairman of Governors of Aldwickbury School invites applications for the role of Head on the retirement of Mr Vernon Hales in August 2021, following 18 years of outstanding leadership.

Start date September 2021

Aldwickbury is a leading independent Preparatory Boarding and Day School for boys situated on a magnificent and spacious site in Harpenden. The school provides outstanding facilities and a challenging, positive and secure environment for approximately 375 pupils aged 4 to 13. Aldwickbury School enjoys an excellent reputation for the strength of its academic provision within a family environment which equips well-rounded pupils to be active citizens of a global 21st century.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to build on strong foundations and drive the school forward through a collaborative and modern educational vision. A highly competitive remuneration package including family accommodation is available commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.

If you have had experience of leading and inspiring others and a strong empathy with the preparatory school ethos then this is a position to stretch and stimulate you.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Jenny Funnell or Alan Laurent to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07941 221172 or call him on 07740 190284

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 20th July 2020.

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

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to our Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes, at Jonathan can also be reached on 01858 383163.

Aldwickbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.

About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 20 July 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via Zoom 24 July 2020 -27 July 2020
  • Long list interviews 30 July 2020 -31 July 2020
  • Short list interviews to be held during week commencing Monday 14th September