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We are recruiting for a Headteacher

Plymouth High School for Girls
A Grammar School maintained by Plymouth City Council
St Lawrence Road, Plymouth, PL4 6HT
Tel: 01752 208308
Fax: 01752 208309
NOR: 804 including 6th Form of 209
Interim Headteacher: Mr Shaun Willis

Salary scale L25-L30
An 11 to 18 Grammar School with a 100 year history.   A caring ethos matched to high academic standards defines our reputation and values.  We seek a Headteacher to take the school on to its next phase.

Plymouth High School for Girls is a vibrant and highly regarded Grammar School set in the heart of Plymouth. It has been providing quality education for over 100 years and has a distinguished place within the city. The school is consistently high performing and provides a caring and supportive ethos for its pupils.

The school motto “For life we learn not school” is a key value which students, staff, parents and the community understand. Our curriculum is varied and offers pupils real opportunity to excel and progress in many areas of their choice, including a wide variety of extra -curricular opportunities. We have a lively 6th form which is developing a reputation for quality and academic excellence.

We are seeking a Headteacher for September 2019 who can lead the school into its next phase of development. Someone who can take the existing strengths further and build a successful future that is reflective to past successes.

Are you able to present a vision for the school within the range of available structures?
Do you understand and demonstrate the key challenges and responsibilities of headship?
Are you committed to promoting excellence across the broad spectrum of the curriculum and creating a positive school climate?

Please contact Jenny Alderson for an application pack or to arrange a visit to the school –

Plymouth High School for Girls strongly supports the principles and practice of safeguarding. We would expect the successful candidate to do the same and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. References will be requested for all short listed candidates.

Further details about the school are available on the website

Applications should be addressed to Mr. P.F.Braide, Chair of Governors and sent to school or emailed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 7 December 2018. We expect to contact shortlisted candidates by the 18 December 2018 and Interviews will follow in January 2019.