Principal (North Oxfordshire Academy)


Thank you very much for your interest in becoming Principal of North Oxfordshire Academy.

NOA is a good school which has hugely improved opportunity for its area, since opening to replace the troubled Drayton School in 2007 and for the last eight years under Sara Billins.  The school’s leaders have grown its educational success, built the support of parents, and created a school with a strong curriculum, good teaching and effective pupil support and which serves its local area with distinction.  The Academy has the confidence of its community – it is now successful and consistently oversubscribed, with around 1000 pupils on roll.

With Sara’s retirement, we are looking for a leader who will take the school on the next stage of its journey to excellence.

Whether you are a serving Headteacher looking for your next challenge or an ambitious Deputy, if you have a strong track record of improving children’s education, we’d love to hear from you.

Visits are strongly encouraged – to arrange this or for an informal conversation please contact Propelo on 01273 222 877 or

Sir Jon Coles

Chief Executive