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Head – St Christopher’s The Hall School




St Christopher’s The Hall School is a co-educational independent day school for children aged 2-11 years, situated in its own grounds in the heart of Beckenham. With around 270 children on roll, St. Christopher's provides a varied, balanced curriculum which leads to competitive entry to Independent Senior Schools and Selective Grammars at 11 years. The Governors now seek a successor to Andrew Velasco, who retires this summer after 21 years’ dedicated service to the School. A new Head could start in September 2021 or January 2022.

At St Christopher’s, there is a friendly and open atmosphere in which the children are encouraged to maximise their potential and to work and play to the best of their ability. A happy, caring and secure environment is vital to the development of the child as an individual, where good manners and respect for others are highly regarded and learning is structured and fun.

The successful candidate will be a talented individual who is a creative and warm leader, able to embrace and enjoy all that has been achieved at the School with the ability to take St Christopher’s The Hall on the next stage of its journey. This is an exciting opportunity for a progressive educationalist, who is an open communicator with a sense of joy and fun and an exceptional team leader with some knowledge of London 11+ processes.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact
Jenny Funnell: / 07941 221172, or
Charlotte Faber: / 07769740479

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

The closing date for applications is: 10.00am on Thursday, 3rd June 2021

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to Mrs Tracy Sell-Peters, Chair of Governors, which explains their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a CV.

The completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files, please) should be emailed to Julia Coffey at:

St Christopher’s The Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 03 June 2021 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams on either 14 June 2021 or 15 June 2021
  • Long List interviews will take place at the School on either 21 June 2021 or 22 June 2021
  • Short List interviews will take place at the School on 2 July 2021