Appointments Vacancies

Head – Kilgraston School

Perth, Scotland

Following the retirement of Dorothy MacGinty after seven years of inspirational service, the governors of Kilgraston School are seeking a new head from April or August 2022

For April or August 2022

Kilgraston is a day and boarding school for around 270 children, co-educational from 5 to 12 and girls only from 12 to 18. Located in an idyllic, tranquil but easily-reached setting a few miles south of Perth, Kilgraston is a thriving, busy and friendly school, where pupils are valued for who they are as individuals. Pupils are educated to the highest standards, giving them the knowledge, skills and aspiration to succeed to the best of their abilities in a fast-changing world.

With a strong and purposeful approach based on the Catholic faith, Kilgraston provides a first-class, Scottish academic education, as evidenced by our outstanding results, combined with excellent co-curricular and pastoral provision that ensures girls leave the school as accomplished young women who attend excellent universities across the UK and overseas and go on to have very successful careers.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced educational leader to take the School to its next stage of development. A current Head or a successful Senior Leader, the ideal candidate will have the strategic vision, drive and energy to shape a school that adheres to its traditions yet is outward facing and modern in its outlook.

Further information will be available shortly. Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post confidentially are invited to contact:

Miranda Landale, Search Consultant 07786 175436

Sarah Evans, Senior Advisor 07703 603 996

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00 am 21st May 2021

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to Chair of Governors, Mr David Beal, outlining their reasons for applying. Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Alison Hooper, Project Co-ordinator, at:

Alison can also be contacted by calling RSAcademics’ Head Office on 01858 383163.

Kilgraston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Scotland PVG check and satisfactory references.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 21 May 2021 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics via video conferencing 27 May 2021 -28 May 2021
  • Longlist interviews 07 June 2021 -08 June 2021
  • Shortlist interviews at the School 16 June 2021 -17 June 2021