St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Appleton Rd SE9 6NS



Full Time, Permanent

To commence: January 2022

Salary is commensurate with an Inner London Group 2 school - subject to experience


Applications are invited from practising and committed Catholics for the post of Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. We serve pupils from age 4 – 11 and have approximately 210 pupils at our school in Eltham, South East London.

The school is united by a shared mission to “Share the light of Jesus, by learning and caring for others.”

We have a stable team of highly-motivated staff, supportive governors, excellent parish links and a welcoming community. St Thomas More Primary is an extremely popular, successful, calm and happy school. We have an excellent reputation and have strong links with the parish, the Archdiocese of Southwark, Greenwich LA and local Catholic schools. We place an emphasis on helping each child reach their full potential and provide a safe, loving environment where pupils of all abilities can grow, develop and succeed.

We are seeking an outstanding school leader with the ambition, determination, and expertise to ensure that our school continues to thrive.

Governors wish to appoint someone who: 

  • has a strong Catholic faith who will nurture and promote the school’s distinctive Catholic ethos;
  • has an excellent, proven track record as a school leader; 
  • will use their leadership skills creatively, and with passion and dedication, in cooperation with the SLT, to ensure the continued growth and development of pupils and staff within our school community
  • can show an outstanding strategic ability to anticipate and lead change;
  • has the experience, enthusiasm, drive, ability and resilience to continue the work to raise aspirations, standards and achievements for all pupils;
  • is passionate about, and has experience of, providing the best possible holistic education for all primary pupils of all abilities;
  • will communicate effectively with parents, Governors, the Diocese, and the wider local community.

Regrettably CVs cannot be accepted, and all applications must be made on the Catholic Education Service Leadership form that is provided with the application pack.

If you wish to ask questions, or to arrange a visit, please email or phone 020 8856 9153.

Subject to Covid restrictions, visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

Application Packs are to be requested via and completed forms to be returned to

Closing date for applications: 4th October 2021. Completed forms must be returned to

Shortlisted applicants will be notified on or before 8th October 2021

Interviews will be held on 14th October 2021

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS, which will include a children's Barred List check.