Sarum Hall School


Job Reference GACAKB
Closing Date Thursday 03 Feb 2022

Sarum Hall School is a busy and exciting non-selective preparatory school for girls ages 3 -11 located on the Hampstead/Belsize Park border in North London. Its award-winning, purpose-built premises are easily accessible from London mainline stations and close to a number of underground stations. With a pupil roll of just over 180 girls, Sarum Hall combines a myriad of opportunities inside and outside the classroom with a strong academic foundation. There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care, and the heart of Sarum Hall is a sense of purpose. In every aspect of school life, girls are encouraged to develop their learning, thinking, and personal skills. Sarum Hall is a caring community where tolerance and mutual respect are highly valued. The school is a happy and stimulating place to be, where girls show concern for others and demonstrate kindness. The foundations laid and friendships made at Sarum Hall last a lifetime, and talented and dedicated teaching and pastoral staff ensure that every girl is able to become the best version of herself.

Sarum Hall is now seeking an inspiring senior educational leader to take up the post of Head. The school has had only seven Heads over the course of its 92-year history, and the next Head will continue this tradition of dedicated, dynamic and visible leadership in this vibrant school community. The Head will work in partnership with senior staff, the Bursar, and Governors to implement and build on the school’s strategic development plan and oversee the day-to-day running of the school. They will determine the curriculum for the school, maintaining Sarum Hall’s excellent teaching and learning provision alongside its success in activities including music, art, drama, sport, coding and Mandarin. The Head will play a crucial role in monitoring pupil progress, overseeing the delivery of high-quality pastoral care and working with senior schools to ensure positive outcomes for leavers.

The successful candidate will be a perceptive and creative leader with a management style that values the contributions of others and inspires staff to fulfil the school’s vision and strategic objectives. They will display a commitment to the school’s ethos and the current learning environment, which is exciting, rewarding and purposeful, encouraging high calibre staff to deliver excellence. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of senior management in a comparable environment and will demonstrate the ability to think and work at a strategic level. They will be passionate about girls’ education, and able to inspire pupils to be the best they can be.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Sarum Hall School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference GACAKB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday, 3 February 2022.

Sarum Hall is a caring community where tolerance and mutual respect are highly valued.