Ref: 6378

Bedford Modern School


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Role Managed by:

Katie Kettle


t: 020 7340 6230

e: Katie.Kettle@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/02/2023

Formal Interview Date: Round 1: Thursday 9th March 2023 & Friday 10th March 2023. Round 2: Thursday 16th March 2023

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is a thriving, independent co-educational day school which educates 1285 students aged between 7 and 18.  Part of the Harpur Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities, BMS combines more than 250 years of tradition with a modern outlook and is an unpretentious community where students flourish as individuals.  BMS combines academic excellence with a national reputation for the performing arts, a diverse and competitive sporting programme and exceptional pastoral care.

We now seek an outstanding educationalist to lead BMS through the next stage in its evolution.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead an exceptional school, inspiring a talented and modern community to achieve even greater success. 

The successful candidate will combine a track record of highly successful senior leadership experience and achievement with the authority and personal impact to be a compelling ambassador for BMS within the Harpur Trust, the local community and on a national stage.  A visible and dynamic leader, the next Head will also possess a passion for co-education and the strategic skills, clarity of vision and creative thought to further develop BMS.  A willingness to embrace the many benefits of being part of the Harpur Trust and a commitment to access, diversity and innovation are essential. 

To download further details or to apply, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 6378. The closing date for applications is 08:30 GMT on Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Bedford Modern School and the Harpur Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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