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Principal – Denla British School (Bangkok)



For August 2021

Applications are welcome for the Principal of Denla British School.

Denla British School opened for Pre-school to Year 6 in August 2017, on a modern and spacious campus in the suburbs of Bangkok. This academic year, the School extended to Year 10, and will graduate its first Year 13 students in June 2024. It is expected that 70% of the graduating students will pursue their higher education at top universities in the UK, USA and Australia. The remainder will continue their studies at universities in Thailand. There are currently 450 students, building towards a capacity of 1600.

Under the leadership of the current Principal, Mr Mark McVeigh (formerly Deputy Head of Marlborough College, Malaysia and previously Housemaster, Marlborough College, UK), Denla British School, with its reputation for academic excellence and an emphasis on personal development, has already established itself as one of the leading British Curriculum schools in Bangkok. The School has a distinctive vision, based on the philosophy of UK independent schools that offer a holistic education, and an inspirational teaching body, the majority of whom are British, many having worked in the UK independent sector. There is exceptional student commitment and parental engagement.

The successful candidate will be well supported by an aspirational School Board and will have ultimate responsibility for implementing an exciting strategy, that includes the introduction of A levels, the creation of the 6th Form, expansion of the academic and co-curricular programme and further development of the facilities. The position provides an extraordinary opportunity for someone who has the drive, energy and commitment to fulfil the Board’s ambition of making Denla British School the pre-eminent school in Thailand. Rarely do opportunities of this kind arise.

A very competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

For more information or an informal conversation please contact Jean Sullivan, Head of International Search, or Julian Whiteley, the Senior Advisor leading this assignment,

To Apply

You should submit:
• A completed application form (available to download at the right of this page)
• A copy of your CV/Résumé.
• A covering letter addressed to the Chairman of the Board Ajarn
Arn Pandejpong. The letter should explain your reasons for applying, the relevance of your experience, and how you relate your personal educational philosophy to your understanding of the role.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. Please email your completed application form, CV and covering letter (all as PDF files please) to Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator at Alison can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am (UK time) on 23 November 2020

Denla British School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and international police checks as well as the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 23 November 2020 10:00 am UK time
  • Preliminary Interviews (via Zoom) will be held on a rolling basis from 11 November 2020 onwards so early application is advised
  • Longlist Interviews (via Zoom) will be held on 2 and 3 December 2020
  • Final Interviews will be held on 8 and 9 December 2020 (Covid-19 restrictions permitting in Thailand, but in all likelihood via Zoom)