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Head – St Albans High School for Girls


Mrs Jenny Brown is leaving in July 2019, after five years of innovative and inspirational leadership. The Governors seek a new Head to continue the School’s upwards trajectory.

St Albans High School for Girls is one of the leading schools in the country. Educating 1066 pupils from 4 to 18, in and around the historic city of St Albans, it has the community spirit of a local school but beats with the pulse and ambition of the capital which is only 20 minutes away by train. Pupils start at the Prep School in the leafy village of Wheathampstead five miles outside the city, then move on to the centrally located Senior School at 11. St Albans High School is an intellectually exciting place, but excellent pastoral care ensures the atmosphere is unstuffy and grounded. The School was awarded the prestigious accolade of The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the year 2015-16.

The successful candidate will be able to think strategically and work collaboratively, maintaining strong academic standards whilst providing opportunity, adventure and challenge, with the well-being of pupils as centre stage. This is a community where ‘intellectual ambition meets a big heart’.

Further information about the role can be found to the right hand side of this page.

Deadline for applications: February 11th 2019, 10am

Candidates should submit their application form to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter (both as PDF files please) to:

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact:

either Holly Fitzgerald at 07801 522913

or Claire Oulton at 07738 737482

St Albans High School 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

  • Deadline for applications 11 February 2019 10am
  • Preliminary Interviews w/c 18 February 2019
  • Long List Interviews 06 March 2019 -07 March 2019
  • Short List Interviews 19 March 2019