Oakhill Primary Academy

  • Doncaster Rd, Ardsley, Barnsley, S71 5ag
  • 01226 284493
  • 01226 785297

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If you want to be part of a fantastic team who are committed to achieving fantastic things for pupils in Barnsley – we recommend you get in touch to discuss the possibilities.

We are always looking for experienced, enthusiastic, energetic and caring people to support us in our work.  The ability to work well in a team is essential and a desire to go on to study to gain further qualifications including Qualified Teacher Status is highly desirable. 

All vacancies will be advertised here on the website and also on eteach

Oakhill Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please contact one of our friendly staff in the office at Oakhill Primary Academy, Tel: 01226 284493 or adminoakhill@oakhillacademy.org.uk to enquire about possible roles at Oakhill. or email Executive Principal Sam Bailey s.bailey@theforest-academy.co.uk to discuss future opportunities within Wellspring Academy Trust. 

Oakhill Primary Academy, Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley, S Yorks, S71 5AG


Required for September 2018

Head of School, Oakhill Primary Academy

Full time, Permanent


An unmissable opportunity has arisen for you to become our new Head of School at Oakhill Primary Academy, Barnsley.

Oakhill boasts wonderful pupils, a supportive parent community and a committed staff team. All seek an inspiring Head of School who will bring fun; sky-high expectations and a belief that anything is possible to the future at Oakhill.


Oakhill is a proud member of the highly successful Wellspring Academy Trust family. Wellspring is a thriving trust with an excellent track record in school improvement. This role offers a leadership pathway for an ambitious and dynamic individual who is determined to make a difference.


As Head of School at Oakhill, you will be guaranteed excellent professional development and support. As a Wellspring leader, you will benefit from many opportunities to collaborate, share and strengthen in a climate of mutual support and high regard.


In partnership with the Executive Principal, the successful candidate will work closely with sister schools The Forest Academy and Oakwell Rise Primary Academy to develop the very best of primary school provision.


This is your opportunity to author the future at a thriving school.


If you want to make a very real difference to the children, families and staff at Oakhill Primary Academy, we highly recommend an informal conversation with Executive Principal, Sam Bailey. Please contact Chloe Wormleighton on 01226 720747 to begin the next phase of your leadership journey.


Oakhill Primary Academy and Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview.


If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.


To request an application pack please download the documents below, or email c.wormleighton@wellspringacademies.org.uk to request one.



Reporting to

Executive Principal

Duration of Post


Work Commitment

Full time


32.4 hours


L16 – 22

Start date

September 2018

Closing date

Monday 26th February at 12 noon


Completed applications and equal opportunities forms are to be sent to Chloe Wormleighton via email or post, c.wormleighton@wellspringacademies.org.uk / Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW