St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School
is a popular, diverse and highly regarded two-form entry school with 402 pupils located in Bishopston, North Bristol. It has an exceptional reputation in both the local and Catholic communities, and has consistently appeared in the list of top 10 primary schools in North Bristol in terms of KS2 results.

Due to the retirement of our longstanding Head teacher, the Governing body is looking to recruit an inspirational, highly motivated, practising Catholic Head teacher who can start on 1 September 2019. The salary band will be L18-24 (£60,755 to £70,370).

We are very proud of the 'outstanding' rating in our last Diocesan inspection. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rated as ‘good’ and have aspirations to be ‘outstanding’ in our next inspection. We place clear emphasis on nurturing the children’s wider personal and academic development. A distinctive feature of the school, identified by Ofsted, is “the shared commitment to educating the ‘whole child’ shining through wherever you step.”

We would like to hear from candidates with demonstrable experience of successful leadership in a school environment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant. The successful candidate will be required to sign the Catholic Education Service’s contract of employment.

Visits to the school have been arranged for Thursday 7 February and Tuesday 12 February and will be conducted by Mrs Lucille Charles, the current Head teacher. Please contact the school office to make the necessary arrangements.

Further information and application forms can be obtained from Alexandra Casley, clerk to the Governors, and completed forms must be returned by Friday 22 February to For further details about the school please visit the school’s website at