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Head – South Lee School

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Governors of South Lee School are seeking to appoint a new Head for this thriving preparatory school for September 2019.

South Lee is an independent day school for boys and girls from two to thirteen years of age. Situated on a well utilised and compact site near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, the school provides outstanding facilities and a challenging, positive and secure environment for the 190 pupils currently on roll. South Lee School enjoys an excellent reputation for the strength of its academic provision within a family environment which equips well-rounded pupils to be active citizens of a global 21st century.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to build on strong foundations and drive the school forward through a collaborative and modern educational vision. A highly competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.

If you have had experience of leading and inspiring others and a strong understanding of teaching in a preparatory school then this is a position to stretch and stimulate you.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Louisa Barham or Alan Laurent to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07770928537  or call him on 07740 190284

To Apply:

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

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March 2019, 10am.

South Lee Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and other checks in line with safer recruitment best practice.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 04 March 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews 12 March 2019 -13 March 2019
  • Long list interviews 19 March 2019 -20 March 2019
  • Short list interviews 26 March 2019 -27 March 2019