Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L32-L36 (£90,379 - £99,681)

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Principal to join our successful Academy. The successful candidate will provide dynamic and strategic direction, leadership and accountability at the academy in respect of all aspects of Teaching & Learning and the day-to-day management of the academy, along with promoting and maintaining the academy's ethos and character including upholding the Christian values of the Trust.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional permanent Principal to:
• Provide inspirational and motivational leadership across the school that raises aspirations and drives academic performance
• Champion a culture that encourages initiative and accountability and strengthens the quality of leadership at all levels
• Deliver a rich and varied curriculum offer that enables our students to flourish and achieve their potential within a caring Christian community
• Develop effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders across the community to fulfil the school's goals
• Demonstrate high expectations of pupils' achievement and behaviour and the desire to vigorously promote a caring Christian ethos

We are looking for an experienced leader who will have the creativity, drive and ambition to lead our academy. You will provide strong effective leadership whilst being committed to developing a team of leaders, teachers and support staff to deliver a culture of continuous school improvement. Building on the Church of England's vision to enable all children and young people to 'live life in all its fullness' you will foster an environment in which learning thrives and where students are at the heart of everything.

Applying for the job

To apply please download recruitment pack:

and email completed application form to: Recruitment Team

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1609 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0113 2757877

About Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Abbey Grange is a thriving, highly successful and over-subscribed 11-18 Church of England convertor Academy which serves communities right across the city of Leeds.

Our students come from all over the city to receive an education which challenges them academically, supports them pastorally and helps them develop socially and spiritually. Abbey Grange is part of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust.

Our goal is to become an outstanding Academy that delivers on our mission - In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower' and we are well on our way to achieving this. Ofsted graded us a 'good' school in February 2017 and we celebrated our GCSE results in 2019 with 72% of our students achieving 9-4 in English and Maths, and an above average Progress 8 score of +0.26. We have a thriving sixth form which achieves a value added score that is consistently above average and within the top 20% of schools nationally.

Arranging a visit to Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Whilst we would normally welcome visits to the academy, given the current situation
we are facing regarding COVID-19 we are unable to accommodate this at present, however, if you would like to ask any question please contact the Recruitment Team via who will ensure your query is responded to by the relevant person.

Alternatively, if you would like the opportunity to have an informal discussion with the Executive Principal and/or the Co-CEO's this can be arranged by making a request via the email address.

School location

Butcher Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5EA

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