Principal for Duke’s Aldridge Academy

  • Permanent
  • Tottenham
  • Attractive Remuneration Package GBP / Year
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package


Following the announcement of the retirement of their current long-serving Principal, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for the role of Principal in the Aldridge family at Dukes Aldridge Academy in Tottenham.

Job overview

They are looking for a visionary and experienced senior leader to become part of their Aldridge team.  The right candidate will be ambitious, with a passion for curriculum, culture and pastoral support.  The individual will understand and demonstrate that their operating norms are at the heart of everything they do, and model these in every aspect of their leadership.

The role will commence in September 2024.

Who they are

Aldridge Education is a norms-led organisation committed to providing an equitable and high-quality education for all. Sponsored by Sir Rod Aldridge, they have a strong desire to be entrepreneurial in approach and to provide their students with all they need to leave compulsory education with genuine choices available to them about their futures.

The trustees of Aldridge Education are both proud of the work being done across the Trust and keen to continue that work as they continue to pursue their mission, build towards excellence, and broaden their scope.

Together, they are looking for an individual with integrity, high standards and a bias for action to become part of their team. Who you are and your approach to your work is as important to them as what you know – they are genuinely in the work together at Aldridge Education and so are looking for someone who wants to be a part of the team.

For further information about the Trust

Duke’s Aldridge Academy

The Academy been part of the Aldridge family of schools since 2017 when it chose to join Aldridge Education Trust. The school is at the heart of its vibrant community and situated right next door to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and nearby to White Hart Lane station. As an inner-city London school, it experiences the ebb and flow of city life and no two days are the same. It serves a diverse community of many nations and makes good provision for those needing to learn English or using English as a second or third language.

Duke’s is a vibrant, lively 11-16 co-educational school that serves its community well. It shares its extensive site with a local community special school, Vale School. Duke’s has close links with the nearby London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, sponsored by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club – an academically selective co-educational 16-19 provision. It also has strong partnerships with Linklaters, a multinational law firm based in London.

The current senior leadership team have a fierce passion for equity and they work hard to ensure that every learner benefits from the school’s full offer – through and beyond the taught curriculum. Standards have been consistently in line with national averages for some years now. Progress in maths and science is particularly strong. Middle leaders in the school are passionate about their subjects – including music and performing arts.

Duke’s is a strong and engaged member of Aldridge Education and works in good partnership with national team staff and the other schools around the Trust.

Ofsted rating Good.


Aldridge welcomes applications from all candidates who meet their criteria.

Visits to the school are most welcome by appointment. Please contact Michelle Gale (Veredus)  to arrange a time.

Please note that Aldridge Education does not accept CV’s.  All candidates will be required to complete an application form available below or from


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

The successful applicant for will be required to undertake  a number of safer recruitment checks in line with KCSIE and our safer recruitment practices.

Closing date: 9:00 on Monday, 15 January 2024 and the selection process will take place over 6 & 7 February 2024.

For further information on this opportunity and to apply, please download the Candidate Information Pack under Supporting Documents below:


Supporting Documentation



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