Appointments Vacancies

Head – Windermere School


From September 2021

A school of around 320, day and boarding, 3-18, Windermere School is in a location of breathtaking beauty at the heart of the Lake District National Park. Established about 160 years ago, the school combines a long history with a truly modern, global approach.

The school takes advantage of all that its wonderful setting offers and is deeply embedded in the local community, but also is very much an international centre.  As a Round Square school, it has a long history of welcoming international students who bring new and fresh perspectives to the community.

Young people are encouraged to strive for excellence in all things and the school offers a beautiful, stimulating and almost unique learning environment in which to excel academically, achieve in sport, drama or music, embrace outdoor pursuits, grow as an individual and nurture skills for life as part of a close-knit but global community.

This is an exciting time to be joining Windermere School to build on its successes and to provide inspirational leadership, forging the strong confidence of parents, meeting the challenges and opportunities and taking the school to its next stage of development.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment:

Camilla Oulton – or 07375 852560

Sarah Evans – or 07703 603996

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 9th November 2020

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter, addressed to the Chair of Governors, Mr Andrew Chamberlain, which explains their reasons for applying.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator (Leadership Appointments) at:

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

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 09 November 2020 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews via Zoom 12 November 2020 -13 November 2020
  • Longlist interviews 26 November 2020 -27 November 2020
  • Shortlist interviews 03 December 2020 -04 December 2020