Contract Type: Full Time
Deputy Head
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Preparatory
School Size: 251-450
School Age Range: 2-13
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Monkton Prep School, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7ET
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Deputy Head (Academic)

Monkton Prep/Pre-Prep School

Permanent Contract

Monkton Combe School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head (Academic), sitting across the Pre-Prep and Prep holding responsibility for learning across the 2-13 years age phase. With a team of academic staff sitting below, the successful applicant will provide outstanding leadership for innovation and creativity in the learning provision on the Combe Down site. Our recent focus on innovation has led to a number of exciting staff initiatives and we are keen to build on this further.

The Deputy Head Academic will monitor individual pupil progress and ensure curriculum development and improvement across the subject disciplines. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact on the academic life of the School, whilst also gaining significant leadership experience across the Pre-Prep and Prep years.

Monkton places thinking differently at the heart of its strategic vision. We are already one of the country’s best known smaller boarding schools and pride ourselves on our size meaning you can really get to know all of the pupils and serve as a full part of our community. We pride ourselves on our lively Christian ethos, excellent exam results and our strong pastoral care. At Monkton, we are setting standards for life; giving young people the qualities of character they need.

Monkton Combe 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 Monkton Prep School

Monkton Combe School is an independent boarding and day school of the British public school tradition, near Bath, England. The Senior School is located in the village of Monkton Combe, while the Prep School, Pre-Prep and Nursery are in Combe Down on the southern outskirts of Bath. Founded in 1868, the school maintains many strong traditions with a particular emphasis on high academic and sporting achievements. The school also has a strong Christian ethos within the Anglican tradition. The school is also a member of the Rugby Group of independent schools in the United Kingdom.[1]

The Senior School (current pupil numbers are around 380) admits children from age 11 through to 18; the Prep School admits children from age 7 to 13 and the Pre-Prep has classes in Kindergarten (3 – 4), Reception (4 – 5) and Years 1 and 2 (5 – 7). The Nursery based within the Prep School grounds provides pre-school care (ages 2 – 3). The Senior School and Prep School both have a strong boarding tradition; however, day pupils comprise one third of the intake of the Senior School and are in the majority in the Prep School. Since 1992 the school has been co-educational, having merged with Clarendon School for Girls.