Ref 179831
Grade L21 to L26
Salary £69031 to £ 78025 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1 September 2022 
Closing Date Noon 21/03/2022
St Anthony's Drive , Fulwood , Preston , Lancashire , PR2 3SQ
Tel: 01772 326900
School website:
Roll: 900
Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Headteacher at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston, which serves approximately 900 pupils from age 11 to 16.

Following the appointment of the previous post holder to Headteacher at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, the Governors are seeking to appoint a committed and practising Catholic who is an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced leader with a proven track record of outstanding practice.

The successful candidate will be a key driver in ensuring that the provision for all our pupils, as we emerge from the pandemic, is innovative and challenging, providing them with opportunities for growth and leadership as they prepare for a fast-changing world in the 21st Century. Other key responsibilities will be determined according to the appointed candidate’s strengths and interests.

To join the leadership team of our successful school, you will:
  • Have a strong personal faith which will nurture and promote the school’s distinctive Catholic ethos;
  • Ensure that all children are valued as individuals
  • Promote the highest standards of behaviour, teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the curriculum
  • Demonstrate experience of developing and leading whole school initiatives
  • Commit to maintaining and further developing partnerships between the school, our parents, the parishes and the wider community
  • Have excellent interpersonal leadership skills

    Our Lady’s Catholic High School is a highly successful oversubscribed 11–16 mixed High School of 900 pupils serving mainly the Catholic community in the north of Preston. We have an excellent reputation and are consistently ranked as a high performing school. We place an emphasis on helping each child reach their full potential and provide a safe, loving environment where our pupils can grow and develop to become One of Ours.

    If you wish to apply, please email your completed application form and practising Catholic form to Pam Stott, Headteacher’s PA, at Please note that only Catholic Education Service application forms will be accepted and that you should not enclose a Curriculum Vitae.

    Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school on either Monday, 14 March or Wednesday, 16 March 2022 to see for themselves the high standards that we expect of both pupils and staff. If this is what you wish to do, please contact Pam Stott, Headteacher’s PA, at

    Please ensure that your completed application form arrives by Monday, 21 March 2022 (12 noon).

    Details of the selection process will be made available to shortlisted candidates once shortlisting has been completed. The dates for interview are Thursday, 31 March and Friday, 1 April 2022.

    Our Lady’s Catholic High school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and we expect 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 Barred List check.
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Please contact Richard Charnock on 01772 326900

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application forms can be obtained from school website. . Please ensure that all forms are completed and returned to the school.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.