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Deputy Head (Pastoral), Farleigh School

Farleigh School is a highly successful co-educational prep school of about 460 boarders and day pupils aged three to 13 based in the beautiful Test Valley of Hampshire. A leading Catholic school which welcomes all faiths, or none, Farleigh combines excellent teaching, modern facilities and countless opportunities for children to grow in confidence and discover their talents.


Farleigh is committed to providing the very highest standard of teaching and pastoral care to ensure that every child is well looked after, happy and fulfilled. The school is also aspirational in seeking the very best for the young people in its care across the whole spectrum of school life.


The school is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head (Pastoral) with demonstrable leadership skills, who relishes responsibility and has the appetite and commitment to make a significant contribution to the life of the school. The person will have a natural warmth, display an evident enjoyment of supporting the development of children and colleagues alike and be highly collegiate in approach. The successful candidate will in turn have the chance to work in a beautiful setting, where there is a strong sense of community and a pupil body of happy, enthusiastic children who enjoy learning.


Whilst it is not necessary for the appointee to be a practising Catholic, a genuine resonance with Farleigh’s core values is essential.


Candidate pack


Application form - please complete as part of your application


To apply please send a cover letter, CV and completed application form to by no later than the 28th April 2021.


For a confidential conversation please contact Jo Ogilvy at


Early applications are encouraged.


Please note that selected applicants will be invited to take part in a virtual interview with the school on Wednesday 26th May, with further selection leading to final interviews at Farleigh on Wednesday 9th June 2021.


Visits to the school are welcome and are best organised via Minerva.


Farleigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo appropriate Child Protection Screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure.