Principal (Head of School) at The International School of Cape Town  in South Africa
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Principal (Head of School)
The International School of Cape Town (South Africa)

Jan 13, 22
Feb 6, 22




Principal – International School of Cape Town (ISCT)


The International School of Cape Town (ISCT) Home – ISCT  is currently seeking an inspirational and experienced school leader from January 2023 to provide strategic direction and leadership of this highly regarded international school in Cape Town, South Africa.


Established in 1998, ISCT is a private, co-educational school offering the British curriculum from Nursery to A’ level to local and foreign students, with a rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. With a current enrolment of nearly 500 students, it is one of the largest Cambridge schools in the country.

The school is located on two campuses. Woodland Heights is home to Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) and High School (years 7 – 13) and is the original ISCT campus. Key Stage 1 students moved close by to Struben House in 2016, with newly renovated classrooms. A virtual tour of the campuses is available on the school website at Virtual Tour – ISCT

The school is non-selective but obtains excellent results at both IGCSE and A Level and has specialist facilities for the Sciences, Art, Drama, IT, Music as well as AstroTurf sports facilities.


ISCT Parent info PDF


As the new Principal, you will have an exciting opportunity to lead the school in the next phase of its development, providing strategic direction and vision to the staff and Senior Management Team. You will be constantly looking to improve standards of learning and achievement to ensure that every pupil is able to fulfil their true potential, promoting excellence, inclusion and high expectations at all levels of the school.


You will be an experienced school leader with a right to work in South Africa and knowledge of both international and South African school settings. You will have an understanding of the South Africa educational and historical context and strong knowledge of the Cambridge curriculum and philosophy and will possess the cultural awareness and global perspective to inspire the whole school community. As a visible leader and ambassador for the school with excellent communication skills, you will have the drive to ensure the continuing commercial success of the school.

If you would like to know more, please download our Job Description.

The salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the seniority of this position.

Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022. Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received.

Interview dates: First stage interviews will take place during the weeks of 28th February to 4th March.  Dates for second stage interviews will be confirmed after first stage interviews.

Please apply at Principal - International School of Cape Town (ISCT) - Education Development Trust where you will be asked to upload your CV and complete a short application form.

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