Principal – September 2024

Closing Date: 27 February 2024
Telephone: 07868283415
Salary: Competitive
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Bishopstrow College is a leading independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry to leading boarding schools. We are seeking to appoint a Principal to take the College forward to it’s next stage of it’s journey.

Providing purposeful leadership to enable all students and staff to excel, we are seeking a Principal to lead our drive on academic standards, as well as developing our unique proposition. A firm commitment to leading a busy independent boarding school is essential, living on site, within beautiful accommodation.

We are looking for someone with lots of ideas, energy, ambition, enthusiasm, alongside a calm, compassionate and nurturing nature. We would also like a colleague who will be kind to the community, who loves the company of people and is great fun to be around. Our leadership team meetings must buzz with positivity!

The successful candidate will be a welcoming leader with the ability to quickly win the respect of staff, students, parents, agents, and guardians; an educationalist with a commitment to nurturing and supporting young people and an excellent communicator.

The Principal has overall responsibility for the management and leadership of the College’s academic activities and pastoral care, including adherence to the core compliance requirements, as well as supporting, leading and managing engagement with external stakeholders, including parents, agents, schools and other bodies.

Bishopstrow College is looking for someone to take up this appointment in September 2024.

Interested candidates who would like more information are invited to contact Amy Keast, HR co-ordinator, by email, to arrange a confidential discussion, no later than Friday, 23 February at

Only applications using the College application form will be considered, and all applications will be reviewed. The closing date for applications for this post is 5pm Tuesday, 27 February. The Application Form is available on the Current Vacancies page of the College’s website and should be sent to together with a covering letter, detailing your relevant experience, how you would intend to meet the challenges of the role and the particular qualities and strengths which you would hope to bring to the post.

Successful applicants will be advised of the date and time of an interview, which will be online and most likely on Tuesday 5th March, with the rest of that week as a fall back. References will normally be taken up prior to interview and candidates should be aware that referees will be asked to comment on a candidate’s disciplinary record and whether or not the candidate has been subject to any child protection concerns. Qualification certificates (originals not copies) will be required at interview, as will proof of identity. Please also then keep Tuesday 12th March free for any final stage interviews & visits.

The College is required to ensure that the successful candidate is checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Details of the College’s policies on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, as well as equal opportunities are available on request. References will be obtained and verified prior to the appointment being confirmed.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors, parents and volunteers to share this commitment. January 2024