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Head of Old Hall School, Wrekin Old Hall Trust

Old Hall is Shropshire’s oldest prep school, which today occupies purpose-built facilities on a stunning and extensive campus in the small market town of Wellington. Old Hall is a non-selective, day school and educates approximately 220 girls and boys, aged 4 to 11. It is part of the Wrekin Old Hall Trust, which also owns Wrekin College.


Following the announcement of Martin Stott’s retirement, after 15 years of dedicated service, the Governing Body is looking to recruit a new Head to take up post in September 2022.


The Governors are ambitious for Old Hall and seek to attract a Head who will work with them to build on the School’s reputation and success and grow the School, whilst also identifying and realising new opportunities to ensure the School continues to move forwards as a vibrant educational environment. It will be important that the new Head retains and nurtures Old Hall’s strong sense of warmth and community, its down to earth, family feel and its focus on the individual child. Governors wish to attract candidates who are excited by the chance to lead a school which focuses on enabling each child to fulfil their potential and on preparing them for the next stage of their schooling, wherever that might be. 


Applications are welcomed from senior leaders in schools who bring the knowledge, creativity and ideas to enable Old Hall to develop and evolve further as a modern and ambitious prep school. Candidates should have an evident enjoyment of prep school communities and educating younger children and demonstrate the ability to build, develop and lead teams effectively. They will also have a warm and engaging style. The Head needs to be a visible leader and presence in the School and externally, as well as working collaboratively with others at Wrekin College and across the Wrekin Old Hall Trust. 


Candidate Pack


To apply please send an application form, CV and cover letter of no more than two pages, addressed to Richard Pearson to by no later than 12.00 noon on Thursday 28th October 2021. 


Early applications are encouraged.


Application Form - to be completed as part of your final application.


Old Hall Prospectus


Strong candidates for the role will be asked to have a further conversation with Minerva ahead of a shortlisting meeting in mid-November.


The Wrekin Old Hall Trust Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to providing equal opportunities in employment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring list check and other checks appropriate to the appointment.  This will include two satisfactory references, as well as checks on prohibition from teaching and prohibition from management of an educational establishment.