13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    26 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L18-L22 (£62,426 - £68,851)

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to take County Upper school into its next era after an exceptional period of providing outstanding education. We are looking to appoint two Deputy Headteachers responsible for either curriculum or pastoral, to support a newly appointed (September 2021) Headteacher of Bury St Edmunds Upper School.

We are inviting candidates who have the skills and experience to build on established success and support staff, as they contribute and influence the school’s development. We want solutions-driven, proactive and highly influential and effective leaders who are committed to whole school improvement. This is an opportunity to be part of a newly developed senior leadership team to help shape the future of County Upper School.

Your experience and skills should reflect the area of responsibility you are applying for, so please can you make this clear on your application form.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
973 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
07921 941530

About Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

“The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers have very high expectations and students rise to the challenge. No time is wasted and activities are imaginative, creative and enjoyable. Students’ behaviour is excellent, both in lessons and around the school. They are excellent ambassadors for their school at external events. Excellent relationships create a relaxed yet purposeful, happy atmosphere… The curriculum is excellent and supports the outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students well.” Ofsted, January 2019.

Since July 2020, the school has been part of Unity Schools Partnership, a trust committed to personal growth and career development. The trust is a values’ driven organisation which is committed to developing young people as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. If you are ambitious and keen to work in a family of schools committed to these values, please consider applying for the posts of Deputy Headteacher at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School.

Bury St Edmunds County Upper School is a co-educational academy school based in Suffolk for students aged 13-18 and puts great emphasis on rigorous academic teaching, underpinned by a strong pastoral system which provides a caring, disciplined and structured environment in which to work.

Arranging a visit to Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Nick Froy, Executive Headteacher on nfroy@unitysp.co.uk or 07921 941530.

School location

Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6RF

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