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Head – Manchester High School for Girls


Manchester High School for Girls is one of the leading independent girls’ day schools in the country. It is a selective, academic, 4-18 school with over 900 pupils and received The Sunday Times 2019 North West Independent Secondary School of the Year Award.

The Governors of Manchester High School for Girls are seeking to appoint a new Head from September 2020, when Claire Hewitt, who has been in the role since 2009, retires. Governors will appoint an exceptional individual who will build on Claire’s outstanding leadership, which has seen the School grow in numbers, vision and reputation.

To arrange a confidential conversation about the role please contact:

Michael Stephens: 07834 520995 /

Sarah Evans: 07703 603996 /

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download to the right of this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Elizabeth Spence, Chair of Governors.

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

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 28th May.

Manchester High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, references satisfactory to the School and a medical check.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 28 May 2019 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews in Birmingham 03 June 2019 -04 June 2019
  • Longlist interviews in Manchester 19 June 2019 -20 June 2019
  • Shortlist interviews at the School 26 June 2019 -27 June 2019