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Head – Woodbridge School



This is an outstanding opportunity to join a forward-looking school in a beautiful part of the country. The School is set in Woodbridge itself and is at the heart of the community. Woodbridge is a vibrant market town set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is regularly identified as one of the best places in England to live.


Required for September 2020

Woodbridge School looks to combine the best of a traditional independent school education with a progressive approach that recognises the need to prepare young people for a rapidly changing and exciting world, and a career that quite possibly has not yet been imagined, giving them a “Foundation for Life” (Seckford Foundation’s Mission).

The School is part of The Seckford Foundation (including a Multi-Academy Trust comprising five schools, assisted living for the elderly and other local charitable enterprises) providing a range of support not usually available in a stand-alone school.

The School has very good facilities set in 45 acres of beautiful grounds and the Prep School (The Abbey) has recently had a significant upgrade in its facilities. The teaching staff are superb and have helped shape an innovative approach to academic life known as “Learning @Woodbridge” which is complemented by a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme. Attention to pastoral care and personal development is both excellent and forward-looking and the School is renowned for its very strong relationships and its real sense of community.

The Governors are seeking an inspiring leader who can fulfil their ambitions for the School. Already in a senior leadership position and intuitively aligned with Woodbridge’s ethos and culture including boarding, you will exude passion about providing children with a well-rounded education and exceptional pastoral care. You will be an engaging individual embracing and influencing the local community. Your strong commercial instincts and acumen will further develop the ‘business’ side of the School.

Further information is available to the right hand side of this page.

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

Michael Stephens – or +44 7834520995

Peter Bodkin –  or +44 7821737092

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 26th September 2019

The Seckford Foundation 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 a DBS and other statutory checks.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 26 September 2019 10am
  • Preliminary Interviews 14 October 2019 -15 October 2019
  • Long List Interviews 04 November 2019 -05 November 2019
  • Short List Interview 14 November 2019 -15 November 2019