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Head – King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon


The Governors of the Corporation of King’s are seeking a successor to Andrew Halls OBE who is retiring in July 2022 following what will be nearly fifteen years of exceptional service.

From: the start of the Autumn Term 2022

HMC, IAPS, ISBA & AGBIS, day, 1,600 pupils aged 7-18 (boys 7-18, girls 16-18)

King’s College School in Wimbledon is one of the most successful schools in the world. It provides an inspirational and forward-thinking education to more than 1600 pupils (1500 boys aged 7-18 and around 100 girls aged 16-18). Exam results are stellar but King’s is equally proud of its excellent pastoral care, its commitment to public benefit and an ethos strongly rooted in kindness, respect for and service to others.

The Head of King’s will be in overall charge of a group of schools made up of a pre-prep, junior and senior schools in Wimbledon and five international schools. The successful candidate will be an exceptional educational leader with a strong vision for King’s, an impressive track record, and a commitment to delivering outstanding academic and co-curricular programmes and pastoral care. This is a rare opportunity for a candidate committed to building on the schools’ successes to date. First-class communication skills, a strong sense of social responsibility, a deep empathy with the values and ethos of the schools, support for the international schools programme and the flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing educational landscape will be pre-requisites.

Potential candidates wishing to arrange a confidential discussion about the post are invited to contact either:

Claire Oulton:; or

Holly Fitzgerald: / 07801 522913

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 19th April 2021.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter, addressed to The Chair of Governors, Lord Deighton, 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 Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes, to:

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

We understand the need for confidentiality and all discussions, applications and interviews will be handled with very careful regard to this.

King’s 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.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 19 April 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via MS Teams with RSAcademics 23 April 2021 -28 April 2021
  • Long list interviews via MS Teams 10 May 2021 -11 May 2021
  • Short list interviews 22 May 2021