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Head – Kew House School


The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group invite applications for the post of Head Teacher to succeed Mark Hudson, who, after seven successful years as the School’s founding Head, will be retiring. The post is vacant as of September 2020, when Mr Hudson will take up the role of Director of Leadership for the Gardener Schools Group.

Kew House School is a co-educational ISC day school, founded in 2013. Situated near to the River Thames by Kew Bridge, Kew House School is highly successful, providing education of the highest quality and having established itself reputationally in the local area. With roughly 600 children on roll, aged 11-18, Kew House is the third of four schools which form the Gardener Schools Group.

Kew House School takes a modern and pioneering approach to every aspect of school life, providing a rich and broad education to all students whatever their specialism, pursuing excellence in all areas whether examinable or not. Whilst the aim is to achieve the highest academic results for each student, the school does not serve as an examination “factory” and is not bound by current conventions and practice. Whilst retaining the core traditional values in place at the Group’s preparatory schools, bold decisions about curriculum, timetabling and the length and shape of the school day and term have allowed the GSG to align the school with the lives of students and parents.

The Directors of Gardener Schools Group are seeking to recruit an able, enthusiastic, creative and ambitious school leader to join a thriving schools group. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly successful school, providing education of the highest quality and having established itself reputationally in the local area.

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

Michael Stephens – | 07834 520995

Charlotte Faber – | 07769 740479

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 the Directors of Gardener Schools Group.

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

The closing date for applications is Thursday 24th October 2019 at 10:00am

Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 24 October 2019 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews 30 October 2019 -31 October 2019
  • Longlist interviews 07 November 2019 -08 November 2019
  • Shortlist interviews 14 November 2019