Deputy Headteacher

Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4AY

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2022

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Deputy Headteacher job summary

Deputy Headteacher
Leadership Group Spine Points 22 - 26

If you believe you can provide the outstanding leadership which inspires and motivates others towards excellence and ensures the very best quality of education for all pupils, we would like to hear from you.

‘Tolerance and respect are strongly evident throughout the harmonious school community and the warm and inclusive ethos permeates every aspect of the school’s work.’
‘Leaders have created an ambitious culture. Pupils are expected to become the best they can be, both academically and socially.’
‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding and attainment is at record levels.’
Ofsted Report, December 2016

The Governors wish to appoint a committed, enthusiastic, and experienced professional to lead the development of the whole school and to develop further the strong culture of achievement for all.

• Outstanding Church school – SIAMS inspection reports 2007, 2011 and 2016
• Outstanding pupil behaviour and personal development - Ofsted inspection reports 2008, 2011 and 2016
• Impressive GCSE results with 81% of pupils securing 5+A*-C passes
• Record A-level results of 62% A*-B which rank us in the top 100 comprehensive school nationally
• Heavily oversubscribed with typically over 800 applications for 195 places in Year 7
• Lead Church of England secondary school in the North West

This position becomes vacant due the promotion of the current post-holder to headship. Applications from committed Christians will be particularly welcome.

Your early application is appreciated and strongly recommended. Please forward the completed application form to

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th July (midday)
Proposed interview dates: 12th and 13th July

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

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.

St Christopher’s CE High School is an equal opportunities employer.

Applying for the job

Please download and complete a copy of the school application form.

The application form should be completed electronically and emailed to, marked for the attention of Mrs Walsh, Headmasters PA.

It should be accompanied with a supporting letter of not more than three sides of A4 paper, in 11-point font, explaining your suitability for the post, including reference to your skills, experience and a flavour of your vision for St Christopher’s.

Download an application form - 325 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1296 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01254 355214

St Christopher’s opened in 1958 and is an outstanding 11 - 18 Church of England Academy.Our caring community is based on a close partnership between staff, parents, pupils and governors and we foster strong links with local parishes and clergy, six of whom serve as School Chaplains.

We emphasise pupils’ whole development, offering high standards of teaching in a range of courses to cater for all abilities, a wide extra-curriculum and making a priority of spiritual nurture, with religious worship and teaching at the centre of school life.

We are an over-subscribed, flourishing and successful 11 – 18 Church of England Academy, an award-winning “Outstanding School” (SIAMS 2016). This year, 80% of Year 11 pupils gained at least 5 GCSE Grades 9-4 including English and mathematics, and 85% of A-level grades were awarded A*- C.

The school of 1300 pupils and eighty teaching staff is attractively and conveniently situated close to the Ribble Valley and has excellent motorway connections via the M65 to the M6 and M62.

Arranging a visit to Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with Mrs Walsh, Headmasters PA. Please call the number above.

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