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Head of Pre-Prep – Cheltenham College Preparatory School


Cheltenham College Preparatory School is looking for a truly inspiring and brilliant Head to lead an already thriving Pre-Prep to even greater heights.

For January or April 2022

The chance to nurture children in the crucial formative years and to build in them a genuine love of learning is both exciting and an awesome responsibility. The Pre-Prep is undergoing a complete renovation this Summer and a brand-new woodland Nursery will be opening in September 2022.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School is part of Cheltenham College, which provides an outstanding all-round education from 3 to 18 years. The Schools have been fully co-ed for many years and are situated in their own spacious grounds near the centre of Cheltenham, a flourishing Cotswold spa town. They have fine academic records and a considerable reputation for sport, drama and music. The Pre-Prep’s fully refurbished facilities and the new woodland Nursery will provide the perfect setting for young children to excel.

The new Head will be an ambitious and energetic leader with outstanding communication and administrative skills, ready to embrace challenge. He/she must be able to lead and inspire both staff and pupils and have a passion for outstanding teaching.  An accomplished understanding of pupil assessment data and the knowledge of how to feed this into collaborative planning are essential. To be successful, he/she must be a team player with vision, warmth, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.

If you are looking for an exciting and career defining opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

RSAcademics are leading the search for this appointment and potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact the following RSAcademics consultants:

Louisa Barham – or 07770 928537

Charlotte Faber – or 07769 740479

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a short covering letter explaining their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a CV at this stage.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files) to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at, addressing both for the attention of Mr Tom O’Sullivan, Head of Cheltenham College Preparatory School. Alison can also be contacted by calling RSAcademics’ Head Office on 01858 383163.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1st June 2021 at 10:00am

Cheltenham College Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS and other statutory checks

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Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 01 June 2021 10:00am (UK)
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics will be held via Microsoft Teams 03 June 2021 -04 June 2021