St Faith’s Head

The Governors are seeking an enthusiastic, inspirational and forward-thinking Head to succeed the incumbent Head, Nigel Helliwell who will be retiring in August 2021 after 10 years of innovative leadership and excellent service.

Judged UK Prep School of the Year in 2019 by the Times Educational Supplement, St Faith’s is an independent school for girls and boys aged 4-13 years.  Through our distinctively future-focused curriculum, outstanding facilities and inspiring teachers, we cherish each pupil as an individual and provide them with the skills and mental resilience to succeed in whatever path they choose to take. Further information on St Faith’s can be found on

This is a rare opportunity to lead one of the largest independent prep schools in the country. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of whole school leadership gained preferably in a preparatory or junior school environment.

St Faith’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm Friday 9 October 2020. A comprehensive information pack and details of the application process may be downloaded here. Any enquiries resulting from the process may be directed to Frederique Anand on

An enhanced DBS check, workplace references and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK will be required. Charity no: 1144035.

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and provider of education.

The Leys and St Faith’s Foundation Registered Charity No 1144035