Vacancy – Deputy Head

Old Buckenham Hall is regarded as one of the leading preparatory schools in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, creative and dedicated professional to support the Headmaster in leading the School into the next decade.


In September 2018, David Griffiths became the ninth Headmaster of Old Buckenham Hall.  His first appointment was the new post of Director of Finance and Operations in October 2018. The appointment of a Deputy Head will complete the Senior Management Team. With the election of Andrew McGregor as Chairman of Governors from August 2019, this is a new and exciting chapter in the School’s history. There has been considerable investment in the past 12 months, with more planned for this academic year.

OBH was inspected by ISI in May 2018. We were rated as Excellent in both categories with inspectors noting:

‘Pupils of all ages are energetic, enthusiastic, confident and happy learners.’ While the pupils were ‘well prepared for the next stage of their education which they embrace with confidence and excitement.’

We are looking to appoint staff, who are committed in their approach to education as well as keen to explore and contribute fresh ideas. Most importantly, we seek colleagues, who are willing to throw themselves into the broader life of the School, but do so with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. In return, we offer a beautiful working environment within rural Suffolk, a competitive salary and benefits (including a generous fee remission and access to the TPS), and tremendous opportunities for professional development. Accommodation may be available for the right candidate. This post would suit a professional minded to seek headship in the future.


Job Description


For further information and an application form, please contact the Headmaster’s PA, Mrs J Riddleston. Email [email protected] or telephone: 01449 740252