Cardinal Newman Catholic School


11 – 18 Voluntary aided, Catholic Comprehensive School
Leadership Group Range Points 37 – 43
Principal Required for September 2020


The Governors wish to appoint a committed Catholic, who will lead and inspire the students and staff.  Cardinal Newman is a highly successful, over-subscribed Catholic comprehensive school serving the community of Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area.

This is no ordinary headship. The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for achieving a Catholic vision of comprehensive education
  • Outstanding strategic ability to anticipate and lead change to ensure the school continues to build on its success.

CNCS is the largest Catholic school in England and Wales. This is a challenging role and our new Principal has to be up to the challenge. Cardinal Newman is a community where every individual is valued and expected to excel. The school is based on the south coast in the exciting and vibrant City of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. We have over 2380 students on roll, including 570 students in our state of the art Sixth Form building.

The school can offer a strong and supportive community of colleagues, students and parents and a high quality of professional development.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16 March 2020 at 10.00am

Interviews will be held: Thursday 26 March and Friday 27 March 2020

To apply for this position please visit our website and download the applicant recruitment pack or alternatively email: for further guidance.

Informal Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed and can be arranged with the School’s HR team by contacting:

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check will be required. The school is a voluntary aided Catholic school which operates under the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.