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Principal – King Edward VI High School for Girls

Edgbaston, Birmingham


The Independent Schools’ Governing Body of the King Edward's Foundation seek to appoint a Principal of King Edward VI High School for Girls to take up post in September 2020, following the retirement of Mrs Ann Clark after seven years of outstanding leadership and dedicated service.

One of the country’s foremost day schools, King Edward VI High School in Birmingham is a vibrant and inspirational school offering girls a distinctive, academic education, thriving on a love of learning and intellectual curiosity, secured by care and compassion for the individual. The School community values its diversity, positive relationships and fosters tolerance, respect and kindness. There is a strong commitment to accessibility for girls who would benefit from an outstanding education, regardless of parental circumstances.

The next Principal will take over a dynamic school with very high academic standards and a rich co-curricular provision. The qualities sought in the new Principal are visionary and inspirational leadership, with the ability to think strategically, allied to a concern for practical details and for communication of values and objectives.

To arrange a confidential conversation about the role please contact:

Helen Flower: or 07921 587752

Margaret Rudland: or 07590815660

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download to the right of this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Mr Tim Clarke, Chair of Governors.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Hilary Battye, Project Coordinator at

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 30th April at 10.00 am.

King Edward VI High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical check.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 30 April 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews 13 May to 15 May 2019
  • Long list interviews 03 June or 04 June 2019
  • Short list interviews 13 June and 14 June 2019