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Head – Walhampton School



Walhampton is one of the most delightful and successful prep schools in the country. Situated in 100 acres of stunning grounds which play an important part in every pupil’s education and bordered by the Solent on one side and the New Forest on the other, Walhampton has developed strongly in recent years, and is now ready to be taken on to the next stage of its development as a leading prep school.

From January 2021

IAPS, Day and boarding, 370 girls and boys aged 2-13

The two words which are constantly used to describe Walhampton are ‘magic’ and ‘joy’. Always ambitious to develop academic, creative, and sporting talent, the school seeks above all to encourage in every child a strength of character so that they leave Walhampton as confident, capable, compassionate and independent-minded young people.  It’s a school where learning, playing and living is genuinely fun.

The Governors are looking for a dynamic, imaginative, energetic and forward-looking Head who will build upon the progress made at the School under the leadership of Mr Titus Mills over the last 8 years, who has been appointed to the Headship of Port Regis School from January 2021.

The successful candidate will be prepared to roll up his/her sleeves, to be firm in direction but sensitive to the Walhampton journey to date, to be a leader with business acumen and stamina.  He or she will be a strategic thinker with the ability to inspire and enthuse, as well as having a genuine rapport with children, with a demonstrable sense of humour and an ability to make tough decisions when necessary.

For further information on the School, please follow this link –

Deadline for applications: Monday 10th February 2020, 10.00am

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Angela Short: 07786 134195 or

Simon Eliot: 07528 249996 or

Louisa Barham: 07770 928537 or

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with covering letter, addressed to Mr Iain Rawlinson, Chairman of Governors, which explains their reasons for applying.

Please email the completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to our Project Coordinator, Jonathan Barnes, at:  Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

Walhampton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.

About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 10 February 2020 10am
  • Preliminary interviews in Central London 19 February 2020 -20 February 2020
  • Long list interviews held at the School 03 March 2020 -04 March 2020
  • Short list interviews held at the School between 17 March 2020 and -19 March 2020