Appointments Vacancies

Head – Tormead School

Guildford, Surrey

The Governors of Tormead are seeking a new head for this outstanding school following the retirement of Christina Foord in August 2020, after ten years of inspirational leadership.

Tormead is a 4 to 18 GSA day girls’ school on an attractive site in Guildford. Building developments over the past ten years have transformed the School. The gracious original features of the building have been retained within the stunning new developments. Academic standards are consistently high, and the School has more girls applying than it has places for at 11+. A number arrive in Reception and stay through to 18; others arrive from a large range of state and independent schools at 11.

Having participated in a dynamic careers programme, sixth formers progress to a wide range of courses at established universities as well as taking up prestigious apprenticeships. The School achieved ‘excellent’ in both parts of its last ISI inspection. Its commitment to IT innovation has led to Apple Distinguished School status.

Tormead values individuality, celebrates a diversity of achievement and encourages girls to follow their own dreams. Girls come to understand the importance of service and community amidst mutual support. Academic and extra-curricular pursuits offer challenge and breadth for everyone.

Underpinning this is a wholehearted commitment to the wellbeing of the girls. Highly responsive in the face of the constant, shifting challenges for young people, pastoral care at the School ensures the girls leave ready to achieve sustainable success in higher education and beyond.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion about the role:

Michael Stephens: or call 07834 520995

Sarah Evans: or call 07703 603996

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 Rosie Harris, Chair of Governors.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 10:00am

Tormead School is actively committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 21 January 2020 10:00am
  • First interviews 05 February 2020 -06 February 2020
  • Final interviews 12 February 2020 -13 February 2020