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Warden – St Edward’s School Oxford


The Governing Body of St Edward’s School seeks a charismatic and courageous leader, combining a strong intellect with highly developed emotional intelligence, able to build relationships and win trust.

From: The start of the Autumn Term 2021

HMC, ISBA & AGBIS, co-educational boarding and day, 695 pupils aged 13-18

St Edward’s is a leading co-educational boarding and day school situated close to the centre of one of the world’s great cities. ‘Teddies’, as it is universally and affectionately known, has a distinctive and tangible ethos, combining a commitment to high standards for all with an inclusive approach. At Teddies, everyone can aspire to excellence and personal fulfilment. It is a diverse and vibrant community which is dynamic and intellectually ambitious, but also kind and refreshingly down-to-earth.

In a competitive environment for independent education, the appointee will be a modern thinker committed to striving for the highest educational standards within a holistic, compassionate culture.

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

Holly Fitzgerald at or 07801 522913

Clarissa Farr at

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 19th May 2020

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with covering letter addressed to the Chair of the Governors, Mr Chris Jones, which explains their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a separate CV.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to our Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments) Jonathan Barnes, at:

Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

St Edward’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 19 May 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews (location/format tbc) 26 May 2020
  • Preliminary interviews (location/format tbc) 02 June 2020
  • Long list interviews in Oxford 12 June 2020
  • Long list interviews in Oxford 15 June 2020
  • Short list interviews in Oxford 24 June 2020