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Head – Hurlingham School

Putney, London


The Directors of Hurlingham School invite applications for the post of Head to succeed Jonathan Brough who, after an extremely successful ten years as Head, is stepping down to focus on school inspection and to pursue his passion for children’s literature. Ideally the new appointment would commence in September 2020 but a January 2021 start would also be considered.

Hurlingham School is a highly regarded co-educational, non-selective preparatory school and nursery for children aged 2 to 11 in Putney, South West London and currently have 450 pupils across the main school and nursery. They are very proud of their outstanding and inclusive academic environment which offers an extremely diverse and enriching educational programme. The curriculum and extensive array of extra-curricular activities give every child, whatever their talents, an opportunity to shine. This is largely attributable to the expertise and dedication of their excellent Senior Leadership Team, teachers and support staff, all of whom share the School’s passion for promoting creativity and independence of thought and an overriding belief in the importance of nurturing in every pupil confidence, discipline, motivation, self-esteem and above all for generating a thirst and enjoyment for learning.

The successful candidate will be a first-rate, innovative educational practitioner who will embrace the core values of Hurlingham, provide inspirational, collaborative leadership and build upon the School’s firm foundations in this exciting new chapter.

The Application Process:

For a confidential discussion about the role, interested candidates are invited to contact either:

Kate Howe: 07956 557347 or


Jenny Funnell: 07941 221172 or

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Mrs Fiona Goulden, explaining their reasons for applying.

Alternatively, call our Head office on +44 (0) 1858 383163 where Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, will be able to help you.

Please email these two documents to RSAcademics, as PDF files, to Alison Hooper

The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 13th February 2020 at 10.00am.

Hurlingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.


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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 13 February 2020 10:00am
  • Long list interviews will take place at the school week commencing 24th February
  • Short list interviews will take place at the school week commencing 9th March