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Head – Winchester House School, Northamptonshire

The Governing Body of The Stowe Group seeks a new Head for Winchester House School to succeed Emma Goldsmith after seven years of outstanding and inspirational leadership.  

For January or April 2022 start 

300 boys and girls, aged 3-13 

Winchester House is recognised as one of the leading Prep schools in the U.K. The School is an acknowledged centre of academic excellence and has a strong holistic ethos rooted in the nurturing of the individual child.  

Outstanding teaching, first-class facilities and a commitment to pastoral care, ensure that all our pupils are able to flourish in a supportive environment which fosters the spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development of each child.  

Sport, art, drama and music are highly prized and all pupils are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability. Girls and boys are encouraged to develop enquiring minds. There is a strong tradition of service and engagement with the local community.  

Applications are encouraged from experienced and successful candidates who feel at one with the culture and ethos of the School and excited by its recent merger with The Stowe GroupDetails of the School and of the experience, qualities and skills needed to take on this important Headship are outlined in the candidate pack.  

Potential candidates wishing to arrange a confidential discussion about the post are invited to contact: 

Angela Short, Head of Search: AngelaShort@RSAcademics.com 

Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Thursday 20 May 2021 

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically as well as submitting a covering letter addressed to the Chair of The Stowe Group, Mr Simon Creedy Smith. Please email both documents, in PDF format, to Alison Hooper, RSAcademics’ Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Alison can also be reached by calling +44 1858 383163.

The Stowe Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS and other statutory checks. 

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 20 May 2021 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via video conferencing 27 May 2021 -28 May 2021
  • Long list interviews at Stowe School 10 June 2021 -11 June 2021
  • Short list interviews at Stowe School 21 June 2021
  • Short list interviews at Stowe School 23 June 2021