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Head – Our Lady’s Preparatory School

Crowthorne, Berkshire


RSAcademics are delighted to be assisting the Trustees of Our Lady’s Prep with the appointment of their next Head, from September 2019, following the decision of the current Head to retire.

Our Lady’s Prep School is an independent, Catholic, co-educational day prep and pre-prep school and nursery, from 3 months to 11 years. Located in Crowthorne, Berkshire, it was founded in 1961 by Father Daniel Boyle to provide accessible Roman Catholic education to children in the local area. It sits in a unique position in the market in terms of affordability and provision of wraparound care.

Our Lady’s prides itself on providing an outstanding independent education at broadly affordable prices. The school’s aim is to develop the character and potential of every child. The Catholic ethos, and the stimulating environment the school fosters, aim to ensure that each pupil has an excellent academic and social grounding as they are helped to grow into confident young people. Every child receives the support that they need to thrive in a happy, caring environment with a strong emphasis on excellent pastoral support.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for a leader to drive the school forward, following a recent and significant growth in numbers. The Trustees are seeking a warm, empathetic educationalist with good marketing skills and business acumen, and a vision for the future of the school. The successful candidate will be passionate about the care of each individual child and committed to providing a broad education. They should be prepared for the challenge of streamlining administrative, curriculum and operational systems.

If you have successful senior leadership experience, with a good degree of financial and business acumen, this is a position, perhaps as a first Headship, to really engage you.

To arrange a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Louisa Barham  – or 07770 928537


Charlotte Faber – or 07769 740479

Deadline for applications: Monday 7th January 2019, 10.00am

Our Lady’s Prep 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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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 07 January 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews (Central London) 15 January 2019 -16 January 2019
  • Long list interviews at the School 22 January 2019 -23 January 2019
  • Short list interviews at the School 31 January 2019