14 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or earlier if possible

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Significant and generous salary, including potential relocation bonus

What skills and experience we're looking for

The appointed Principal will be expected to develop their own vision for continued success whilst upholding the schools’ values, building credibility with the senior leadership team and pushing the schools’ priorities forward for further impact.

What the school offers its staff

  • Influence across network-wide issues through our principal meetings and regional collaboration   

  • Support from an experienced group of principals and your Regional Director 

  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school   

  • Bespoke teacher development programmes supported by the Great Teacher Rubric  

  • Excellent career development opportunities across both the region and wider Ark network  

  • Access to excellent senior leadership training  

Further details about the role

Ark King Solomon Academy is a popular and over-subscribed, all-through school based across two sites in Marylebone, Westminster. The school opened in 2007 and is made up of a three-form entry Younger Years site (including a purpose-built nursery with classes up to year 4) and an Older Years site (from Year 5 to Year 13) serving 1,300 pupils. As an all-through school, the Principal can impact our children’s journey from the moment they enter nursery at two, three and four years old until they leave our school at 18 years. Last year, Ark King Solomon Academy was the highest performing non-denominational school in the country. In 2023 the schools’ Progress 8 was over +1.1, ensuring they remain in the top 1% of schools nationally for the fifth year running.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

Applying for the job

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About Ark King Solomon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 18
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 18
Phone number
020 3116 0727

King Solomon Academy has consistently been one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country. We are rare in that it is a genuine all-through school. Our pupils join at 2,3 and 4 years old and stay with us until they are 18. By joining our school, you play a part in showing what is possible when children’s education is seen as a long-term commitment. We are growing a team of exceptionally committed staff who value each and every year of a child’s education equally. If you too are motivated to redress educational disadvantage in the UK, King Solomon Academy is beginning to show what is possible and you could be part of the team defining the future of education in our country. We aim to transform the lives of our pupils. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that prepares our pupils for success at university and beyond, irrespective of their starting point. Our teachers and leaders do whatever it takes to make this a reality.

Arranging a visit to Ark King Solomon Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shevonnae.sokoya@arkonline.org.

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