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Head of School


The Ridge School, a leading independent boys’ preparatory school in Westcliff, Johannesburg, founded in 1919, with some 500 boys, is seeking to appoint a

HEAD OF SCHOOL (Grades 0-7)

(Ideally the successful candidate will be available to begin on 1 May 2023.)

As an applicant, you will have the proven ability to manage and lead the School, and you will have:

  • A strategic mindset
  • A successful record of, and commitment to, championing diversity and transformation
  • A sound knowledge of current educational trends in South Africa and globally
  • An understanding of boys’ education
  • A willingness to support the mission of this non-denominational Christian school
  • Excellent inter-personal skills in communicating with all stakeholders
  • Appropriate academic and professional qualifications together with SACE registration
  • A working knowledge of budgeting and other financial skills affecting independent schools
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior management position in a South African school
  • A commitment to the positive profiling of the school
  • An enthusiasm to promote all sporting and cultural activities

Applications, accompanied by a CV naming at least three referees, must be submitted by e-mail before 22 August 2022 to:

For further information about the school, please visit the website.


The School reserves the right not to make an appointment and an application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date
Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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