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Deputy Head

Type of Position:Deputy Head
Start Date:September 2021 or January 2022
Closing Date: 9 am on Friday 30 April 2021

Permanent | Full Time

Required: September 2021 or January 2022

The Post

Ashfold School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head to join us in September 2021 or January 2022. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to display their passion and enthusiasm for prep schools and to use their experience to contribute to the ongoing development of this exceptional school.

The Deputy Head is a key support to the Headmaster, working closely together on maintaining excellent communication across the staff, pupils and parents, and leading the day to day running of the school.

The successful candidate will be passionate about prep schools and be committed to all areas of school life. They will possess outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with excellent organisational and administrative abilities. Their discretion, honesty and integrity will be crucial and they will be able to lead by example, committed to maintaining the ethos of Ashfold for the staff and children.

This is an exciting time to be part of Ashfold School and to play a vital role towards ensuring that every child who attends Ashfold has the chance to thrive and flourish in the classroom and beyond.

The School

Ashfold is an established co-educational Preparatory School for around 280 children aged 3 - 13+ set in a beautiful Jacobean mansion with its own thirty-acre estate in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside just twenty minutes from Oxford, Thame and Aylesbury.

The school has expanded significantly over the last fifteen years and invested heavily in its infrastructure and support systems. We aim to give every child the firmest possible grounding in the core academic subjects, within a small caring family community where children both know each other and all of the staff.

Application Closing date: 9 am on Friday 30 April 2021

We reserve the right to close the application process earlier if we receive a sufficient number of suitable applications from candidates.


Longlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on Wednesday 12 May 2021. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on Friday 21 May 2021.

Ashfold is committed to the protections and safety of its children and the successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.  Charity Number 272663.