• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    4 May 2021 at 11:59am

  • Date listed

    13 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L18 - L24

Job summary

The Focus-Trust is looking for an exceptional Principal with a strong drive in making a positive difference to children's lives.
Freehold Primary Academy is a large multi-cultural school within easy distance of Oldham town center. It is an improving school with the drive and ambition to become great. We are looking for a talented school leader who will take on the challenge and help us to achieve our aims by building great schools in the heart of our communities.
We are seeking an experienced school leader who can demonstrate tangible evidence of impact from their work.

Employee benefits

Freehold is an exciting place to work with great children and a great staff team who are receptive to change and always looking at evidenced based research for the best ways to support our children and provide a high-quality education. The governing body are knowledgeable about the strengths and next steps for the academy and are true partners in leading the school forward with the Principal. The school has made continuing improvements since being judged Good in 2014 and in 2018 with outstanding personal development. The current leadership team have led the school from strength to strength and Freehold is now well on the road to becoming an Outstanding school.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Freehold Community Academy

Freehold Community Primary Academy is a popular and well respected place for education and knowledge. We are established as a vibrant and inclusive community and work hard to ensure that each child is placed at the centre of every learning experience. Our ethos puts great emphasis on achieving the highest standards possible. We aim to ensure that all Pupils reach their full potential and that outcomes for all continue to improve.

Arranging a visit to Freehold Community Academy

Appointments should be arranged directly with the current Principal, Mrs Angela Leach, by calling 0161 770 5725. Visits will give you an opportunity to see the school in action.
If you would like a further conversation about any aspect of this post or about working as part of the Focus-Trust, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Rowland. Either contact Helen Rowland directly by email h.rowland@focus-trust.co.uk or call Janet Berry (Executive Assistant)) who will arrange a telephone call (01457 821813).

School location

Sidmouth Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7RG

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