Appointments Vacancies

Head – Alleyn’s School

Dulwich, London


The Governing Body of Alleyn’s School seeks an outstanding successor to Dr Gary Savage who leaves the School in July 2020 following 10 years of exceptional service.

From: The start of the Autumn Term 2020 or at a mutually agreeable date during the 2020/2021 academic year

HMC, IAPS, ISBA & AGBIS, co-educational, day, 1,250 pupils aged 4-18

The Governors seek a dynamic and inspirational leader with a track record of delivering academic excellence and a commitment to a genuinely holistic education. The successful candidate will be creative, open-minded and forward looking, with a 21st century vision for the School and its role in the community.

Alleyn’s is a vibrant co-educational independent day school with 1,250 pupils aged 4-18. Set in the heart of Dulwich, close to the centre of London, Alleyn’s is one of the most successful co-educational schools in the country, delivering a broad and exciting academic and co-curricular programme within a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.  The School has a strong partnerships and transformative bursaries programme.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact either:

Holly Fitzgerald at 07801 522913; or

Claire Oulton at 07738 737482

Closing date for applications – 10.00am on Wednesday 19th February 2020

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to the Chair of the Governors, Mr Iain Barbour, 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 our Acting Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments) Jonathan Barnes at:

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

Alleyn’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 19 February 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews in central London 26 February 2020 -28 February 2020
  • Long list interviews in central London 09 March 2020 -10 March 2020
  • Short list interviews in central London 20 March 2020