Contract Type: Full Time
Head of Department
Job Start Date: 2022-08-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 2-19
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0EG
Ofsted Ranking: Not yet rated



The Governors are seeking a new Head to start in August 2022 following the retirement of Liz Laybourn who has been Head for over four years and given exceptional service to the school for over thirty.

The school has a mixed Nursery and then takes girls from Reception up to 18, with a number of boarders joining in the senior school. The total number of girls is around 470.

Founded in 1906 by Miss Beatrice Goode in Burgess Hill to provide a high-quality education for girls, it moved to its present location in 1928 where it has continued to inspire academic excellence whilst ensuring a broad co-curriculum and learning enrichment.

The next Head will be an experienced leader with the drive, energy and strategic vision to take the school forward in its pre-eminent aim to prepare the girls to be ‘Tomorrow’s Women’.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Burgess Hill School for Girls


Our aim is to provide an outstanding, academic education which inspires every pupil to excel. We will empower our girls to become confident, successful students, and to develop a sense of moral responsibility to their community and to society.

We do our utmost to equip our girls to lead fulfilled and productive adult lives in a rapidly changing world.