St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Part of the Bromley Catholic Schools Trust

St Paul's Wood Hill, Orpington BR5 2SR

Tel: 01689 828208 




Group 2 NOR: 218

Salary L15-L21 Outer London (£62,926-£71,666)

For September 2022

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary is a friendly, diverse and inclusive one-form entry standalone academy with a fully extended nursery provision. We have a strong Catholic ethos with the aim of helping our children deepen their faith and grow in the love of God. We are proud of our beautiful and expansive grounds and, as a Forest School, use these facilities to inspire and support children’s learning.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative school leader who has the drive and strategic vision to build upon our success and provide direction in a changing education landscape. A practising Catholic, our new Headteacher will develop strong relationships with the parish, the Bromley Schools Trust and the wider school community while further strengthening the involvement of parents, carers and other stakeholders in the school’s work. The successful candidate will have high expectations of all our pupils, driving academic excellence while also nurturing those special gifts that make each child unique.

In addition, our new Headteacher will:

  • Welcome the contribution of staff and develop leadership throughout the school
  • Cater for the individual needs and development of each child, enabling them to become happy and responsible adults
  • Maintain the unique, close-knit, family atmosphere of the school

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to:

  • Lead a team of experienced staff all of whom are passionate about working in in a caring Christian atmosphere
  • Work alongside a supportive and effective governing body that is committed to your continued professional development

At St Peter and St Paul we actively embrace new ideas and constantly look to develop and improve. We are looking for someone who is ready to make their mark and lead our school into the future.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and will take place during the week commencing 10th and 17th January 2022. They can be arranged by calling Leisha Sanford on 01689 828208, or by emailing Our Chair of Governors, Sarah Taylor, will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the school and its context. You can call her on 07733468753.


Application forms should be requested from and submitted to Scott Glover, Glover Recruitment Consultancy, at

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. The amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Children’s Barred List check. Candidates are asked to read the school’s safeguarding policy, which is available at:

In the event of restrictions being imposed in respect of Covid cases, the assessment centre and interviews may be delayed or run remotely. Shortlisting will, nevertheless, go ahead and candidates will be kept informed throughout the process. Reasonable adjustments will be made wherever possible.


Closing date for applications: 4.30pm Friday 28th January 2022

Assessment centre and interviews: Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th February 2022


St Peter & St Paul Information Pack

Application form

Notes to Applicants

Consent to obtain references

Recruitment Monitoring Form