Appointments Vacancies

Head – The Grange School

Northwich, Cheshire

The Governors of The Grange School in Cheshire are seeking an outstanding individual to lead an exceptional and forward looking co-educational independent school.

From: September 2021  

HMC & IAPS, co-educational day school, 1180 pupils aged 4-18 

The Grange has been one of the greatest success stories in independent education over the past forty years. Although young compared to other HMC schools, it is a flourishing and aspirational school with a strong ethos and values. It is consistently one of the highest performing schools in the North West and strives to be the very best co-educational day school in the country.

Debbie Leonard is resigning as Head after five years of outstanding service. The governors seek a dynamic, creative and committed leader; an innovator with educational vision, able to build strong relationships and lead the school in a challenging and changing environment.

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

Holly Fitzgerald: / 07801 522913


Jo MacKenzie:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 12 noon 

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with covering letter, addressed to the Chair of the Governors, Karen Williams, which explains their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a separate CV.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to our Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes, at:

Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

Candidates who wish their candidacy to be kept confidential to the Selection Panel until after long list interviews can be reassured that referees will not be approached until candidates reach the short list (and even then only with the consent of candidates).

The Grange 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 04 November 2020 12 noon
  • Preliminary interviews with RSAcademics via Zoom 11 November 2020 -12 November 2020
  • Long list interviews via Zoom 25 November 2020 -26 November 2020
  • Final interviews to be held at the School 09 December 2020 -10 December 2020