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Head – Stoke College



This is a fascinating opportunity for an educationalist with an adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit to re-launch a school with a distinguished heritage. The support of the new Board of Directors and the necessary financial backing will be available to enable Stoke to become a forward looking 21st Century school with a strong local presence and a global outlook.

Coed day and boarding school – Age range 4 – 18                

Start date: September 2020 or January 2021

Competitive Salary including accommodation

The College, located in the attractive village of Stoke by Clare in Suffolk, will undergo radical change and redevelopment over the coming months and years.  The Directors’ vision is for the College to grow significantly with a continued commitment to providing an excellent and broad education which is affordable to the local community, whilst developing the school’s boarding capabilities to attract a growing international cadre of pupils in the sixth form.

The Directors are seeking to appoint an energetic and inspirational Head.  The Interim Executive Principal is in place to ease the transition period between Heads and build momentum towards the College’s relaunch. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and visionary educationalist to take a leading role in the transformation and regeneration of an independent school.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact the following at RSAcademics: 

Helen Flower  – 07921 587752 or
Anthony Goddard – 07860 530534.

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download on this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Mr Christopher Davis, Chairman of Advisory Council.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager at

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th February 2020 at 10:00am

Stoke College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and other checks in line with safer recruitment best practice.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 06 February 2020 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews in Central London 18 February 2020 -19 February 2020
  • Shortlist interviews at the College 25 February 2020 -27 February 2020