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Head – Alton School



The Trustees and Governors of Alton School are looking to appoint a new Head to succeed Mr Graham Maher who is leaving in April 2020 after 17 years of dedicated service to the school.

Required for September 2020

Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, Alton School is a Catholic independent day school for boys and girls aged 6 months-18.

Situated in the market town of Alton in North East Hampshire’s stunning “Jane Austen” countryside, Alton School is a kind, caring yet ambitious school where every child is known, supported, encouraged and stretched to outperform expectations and to “be the best that they can be”.

The school successfully transitioned to a fully co-educational school in 2018. The Board are seeking a new Head who can capitalise on this success and lead the school’s exciting development plans that include proposals for new sports facilities.

The Board are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who is sympathetic to the Catholic ethos and values of the school.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with:

Michael Stephens  07834 520995

To apply:

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with their covering letter, addressed to Mr Clive Hexton, Chair of Governors, which explains their reasons for applying.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (as PDF files please) to our Project Coordinator (Leadership Appointments), Hilary Battye, at:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Alton School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to a DBS and other statutory checks

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 02 October 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews 09 October 2019 -10 October 2019
  • Long list interviews 17 October 2019 -18 October 2019
  • Short list interviews 05 November 2019