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Head – The Aldenham Foundation


The Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic, visionary and energetic Head to lead the Schools and to take the Foundation to the next stage of its development.

Start Date – September 2022

Aldenham Senior School (HMC, Day and Boarding, Boys and Girls aged 11-18)

Aldenham Prep School (IAPS, Boys and Girls, 5-11) and Nursery (co-ed, 3-4)

St Hilda’s Preparatory School For Girls (IAPS 4-11) and Bluebird Nursery (co-ed, 2-4)

The Aldenham Foundation is a highly successful group of schools educating 1000 pupils and occupying two impressive sites in Hertfordshire with fine buildings and up-to-date facilities.

James Fowler will retire in 2022 after 16 distinguished years as Headmaster of Aldenham School and, since 2014, as Head of the Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious leader to shape and take forward a contemporary, go-ahead organisation which has built up an enviable reputation for achieving the highest standards of all-round education.

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

Michael Stephens – Head of Senior School Search: 07834 520995 /

Simon Eliot – Senior Advisor: 07528 249996 /

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 10.00am

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it and a covering letter addressed to Mr Trevor Barton, Chair of Governors, as PDF files please, to Jonathan Barnes, RSAcademics’ Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments), at: Jonathan can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

We understand the need for confidentiality and all discussions and interviews will be handled with very careful regard to this.

The Aldenham Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 20 April 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via MS Teams with RSAcademics 26 April 2021 -28 April 2021
  • Long list interviews* 13 May 2021 -14 May 2021
  • Short list interviews* 11 June 2021
  • * The arrangements for Long and Short List interviews may be subject to change in the light of prevailing public health restrictions