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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    4 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L33 to L39

Job summary


IPR: L33 – L39

URN: 121673

No on roll: Year 7 to Year 13 - 1526 at mid Nov 2021

Start Date: September 2022

Apply by: Thursday 20th Jan 2022, midnight

Interview dates: Tues 15th & Wed 16th Feb 2022

Due to the retirement of our longstanding Headteacher, the Governing Board at Huntington School seeks a new Headteacher to build upon the successes of our outstanding, oversubscribed LA maintained school and Research School, in the City of York. 

Our successful candidate will be: 

A current Headteacher or Senior Leader with substantial, successful experience of school leadership; 

An inspirational teacher who will bring their own style with energy and compassion, upholding our values of Respect, Honesty and Kindness; 

Demonstrate the highest levels of personal integrity and judgement aligned to the vision and ethos of our school – ‘to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world’; 

Committed to research and evidence-informed practice and the unlimited potential in people.

Working with the governing body you will continue to develop our vision and strategy for improvement for our future and continue to provide a high-achieving, community school and foster great outcomes for all our young people.

If you feel you have the qualities to fulfil this rare opportunity to manage and lead Huntington School, please apply for this post. An application pack can be found on

If you would like to visit the school, this can be arranged on either Monday 10th January at 2:15pm or Wednesday 12th January at 9am, with our Finance Manager, Jonathan Meehan and a member of teaching staff, at  

Huntington School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

We are unable to accept CVs in place of application forms. Please download a job description and an application form from our school website: . Completed application forms should be returned either by email to or by post to Vacancies, Huntington School, Huntington Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9WT.

We are an equal opportunities employer. If you require any additional support to enable you to make an application please contact Paula Edwards, PA to Senior Leadership Team: by email to or telephone 01904 752137.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1514 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Huntington School

The school was opened in 1966 for 300 students as Huntington village began to
grow and is now a large secondary school with over 1500 students from Year 7 to
Sixth form.

Huntington is a mixed comprehensive school and is fully inclusive, catering for the needs of all students regardless of academic ability or prior attainment. Our students are eager to learn and are strong advocates of our core values which are Respect, Honesty and Kindness. These values are incredibly important to us and we challenge both staff and students to promote these qualities in all of their interactions.

We are demanding of all of our staff. We believe the community deserves an outstanding school and we are committed to further improvements to fulfil our ethos and core purpose ‘to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world’. We provide excellent training and CPD for both teaching and support staff and working with our Research School all staff CPD focuses on improving practice. Over 50% of our staff are part-time, just part of our pledge to recruit the best and treat them exceptionally well.

We have a diverse Governing Board ranging from aged 20 to into our 60’s, with two governors with a disability and a governor of colour. We have five young governors (under 40), four long-term governors including Chair, Vice-chair, SEND, and Safeguarding governors. We have governors who work for DfE, DHSC, governors who are auditors, chartered surveyors, HR expertise, ex-teachers, and both teachers and support staff. We have a development plan each year, which is informed by our “Governance of the school is highly effective. Governors are deeply committed, appropriately experienced and suitably tenacious in their work” - Ofsted Oct 2017 Impact Report and Annual Statement. This year we are focused on becoming a better-trained board as a whole with a broad range of skills; producing a governor mentor protocol; holding a successful HT recruitment process and allowing governors the opportunity to shadow those governors who either chair committees or those with a specific role to aid with succession planning.

Arranging a visit to Huntington School

If you would like to visit the school, this can be arranged on either Monday 10th January at 2:15pm or Wednesday 12th January at 9am, with our Finance Manager, Jonathan Meehan and a member of teaching staff, at  

School location

Huntington Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9WT

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