Bellevue Place Education Trust

Headteacher - Whitehall Park School

Job Reference SBMEC1
Closing Date Monday 29 Apr 2024

Whitehall Park School is a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational school that opened in 2014 with 60 pupils in each year group. The school had its first Year 6 pupils in 2020/21, with 25% of the cohort leaving for selective independent schools, the most going to Highgate. As a free school, the application for this school was to provide additional high quality primary school places to meet the need for a shortage of school places in the Islington and Haringey area. Whitehall Park School is part of the Bellevue Place Education Trust. The school received its second Ofsted inspection in September 2022 and was judged Good.

The school serves a wide range of nationalities with 45% of the pupils having English as an Additional Language and 35% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding. There is strong community and parental support for the school, which is very aspirational and supportive of their children. With Islington being an affluent area, there is competition for pupils from nearby state and independent schools so the relationship with parents is a critical part of the role.

BPET is a successful and growing multi academy trust and educational charity which supports 11 primary schools across London and Berkshire. We are very proud of the academic rigour our schools follow, and the great outcome our pupils achieve through rich and broad curriculum offer, taught with an exciting approach with reasoning and critical thinking at its heart. Collectively, BPET educate 3,680 pupils.

Whitehall Park & BPET now look to appoint an inspiring and collaborative new Headteacher. This is an excellent opportunity for the new Headteacher to lead an outstanding school to the next level, delivering the BPET and school vision, which is for all pupils to receive a broad and balanced curriculum that combines academic rigour with highly enriched opportunities that deliver a personalised approach to education and exceptional outcomes for all.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Bellevue Place Education trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference SBMEC1. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 29th April.

There is strong community and parental support for the school, which is very aspirational and supportive of their children.