The Grange School, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 5DX

This job expired on 26 September 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£83,971 - £97,273

Pay scale

Headteacher Group 6, L29 - L35. S​alary is negotiable for the right candidate. R​elocation package available.

Principal job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and highly ambitious colleague to become the new Principal at The Grange Academy. The vacancy has arisen due to the previous post holder taking up an appointment at another of the Trust’s schools. The successful candidate will build on the successes of this unique school in our Trust, taking it to the next stage of its development.

We are committed to high quality professional development within the Wade Deacon Trust and are proud of the strong team we have built across our schools. Our Principals, leaders, teachers and support staff work together to develop expertise, share good practice and solve problems. Collaboration across our schools is central to our success.

The Grange is an all-through school and as such applications from both Primary and Secondary phase specialists are equally welcome. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, exceptional Principal or outstanding Vice Principal to drive forward a large and thriving school. Our new Principal will very quickly become part of the Wade Deacon Trust family and contribute to our strategic improvement.

We pride ourselves on high expectations, a commitment to ensuring pupil progress and high-quality teaching and learning. You will share these values and be able to enthuse and motivate our pupils with your passion and creativity, presence, and personality. You will be ambitious and will embrace being part of moving our school and Trust forward.

Ofsted reported in May 2022 that The Grange Academy is “good” in all areas. The report highlights that staff are extremely proud to work at the school and feel well supported by leaders.

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About The Grange School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
1078 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Contact phone number
0151 4583400

The school is unique as it is an all-through school and has 1085 pupils. Our children range from 3 to 16 years and share a wonderful state-of-the-art learning environment where they are all provided with up-to-date learning experiences of the highest quality.

Relationships at The Grange Academy are strong. All students are offered the best support to ensure success in everything they do and staff and students alike fulfil our motto of 'Aspire for Excellence’. Our Vision is really simple; we want a community that works together to create an exceptional learning journey for all.' Our mission statement is; ‘we aspire for excellence through instilling our core values and providing a range of opportunities to create well-rounded students that are fully prepared for their life beyond The Grange Academy.’

We believe that working within the trust offers an exciting opportunity to work with other schools to fulfil our vison and mission. The learning culture we have created at The Grange Academy ensures that all within our community are continuing to develop skills, knowledge and understanding.

We strive for excellence by ensuring high standards and expectations are evident in all that we do. All staff make every effort to ensure that our pupils are happy and safe at school.

Attainment and achievement at The Grange School continue to improve across all phases of learning. The levels of progress made by many hard-working individual pupils are excellent. Overall, we aim to offer life enhancing experiences that will ignite curiosity, build character and provide a platform for all our pupils to pursue their aspirations.

The Grange Academy is an all through school and increasingly secondary phase teachers have opportunities to teach their specialist subject in the primary phase. There is a strong culture of CPD within the school and we make the most of internal CPD but also a wide range of external CPD through the Trust and nationally recognised programmes.

Arranging a visit to The Grange School

We welcome informal visits from potential applicants. To arrange a visit, please contact School Business Manager Elaine Hall on 01928 562660. If you would like to arrange an informal conversation about this post with the Trust's Chief Executive, please express your interest, let us know your availability and contact details by email to hr@wadedeacontrust.co.uk.

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