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Are you interested in working at Spring Grove School? If so, please take a look below for our current recruitment needs at Spring Grove. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application forms can be found here:
Teaching post – application form
Non-teaching post – application form


Start date: April 2022 (or January 2022)
Application deadline: 30 September 2021
To apply:
contact Mrs Angela Peirson 01233 812337 or apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

The Governors and Head of Spring Grove School are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated and inspirational Bursar with proven ability in financial and operational management to guide the school through its next exciting stage of growth and development, and to build on the achievements of the current Bursar, Mrs Sarah Peirce, who is leaving Spring Grove after 16 years in the role.

The Head, Mrs Therésa Jaggard, joined Spring Grove in April 2020 and has guided the school through the challenges of the recent pandemic. The school’s strong current pupil numbers reflect its excellent educational provision, both in school and online during Home Learning, and the changing demographics of the local area. The Governors and Head are now engaged in planning the next stage of the school’s development, and the new appointee will be intrinsically involved in this process.

This wide-ranging and complex role is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic applicant who enjoys a broad remit and a collaborative ‘family’ approach to meeting targets and expectations in a constantly changing world.  

For more information please see the Bursar Information Pack. For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Bursar, Mrs Sarah Peirce (01233 812337).

An application form may be downloaded here. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk


Cleaning Supervisor
Evenings 12.5 hours per week – Monday – Friday

Start date: September 2021
Application deadline: 26 September 2021, 12pm
To apply:
contact Mrs Angela Peirson 01233 812337 or apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

We require a Cleaning Supervisor to oversee and clean alongside team of cleaners. The team work during the evenings Monday – Friday, term time only, and throughout the holidays to cover deep clean on an ad hoc basis to be arranged with the Assistant Bursar.

The Cleaning Supervisor would be responsible for ensuring the school is cleaned to a high standard and the site is locked and secure at the end of each shift.

Previous applicants need not apply

School Cleaner – 10 hours per week

Start date: September 2021
Application deadline: 26 September 2021, 12pm
To apply:
contact Mrs Angela Peirson 01233 812337 or apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk

A School Cleaner is required 10 hours per week. You will also be required to cover holiday and sickness on an ad hoc basis. Monday – Friday 1800 – 2000. The position is term time only, but cover is required throughout the holidays to cover deep clean on an ad hoc basis

Previous applicants need not apply

An introduction to Spring Grove School

At Spring Grove School we offer an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years.

We are a happy, family prep school that specialises in ‘free-range’ children: nurturing and developing all who join to their full potential. We are able to do this because we have small classes in which our children receive expert attention and tuition, preparing them perfectly for both grammar and senior independent schools.

Set within an idyllic 14 acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury, Spring Grove School is one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Kent. Our school is small enough for us to know every child, as well as their family, and for us to encourage each and every pupil in our care to be self-confident and independent learners. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe our school motto ‘Always do your best’.

We love the outdoors, we enjoy competition, we sing, dance and play, explore and love to learn. Former pupils look back on their time here as magical and inspiring.

We are a truly independent day school with membership of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). We offer a wide range of subjects, extra-curricular activities and clubs.

We want Spring Grove to be a school that parents, teachers and staff would have wanted to attend when they were children. Our teachers are tasked to remember this philosophy when they are planning their lessons and activities – enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do!

We firmly believe Spring Grove School is unique and a great place for children to grow.


At Spring Grove we take protection of your data seriously. Please see our privacy notice for more information > Privacy Notice and Annexes

Spring Grove School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and satisfactory employment references which will be taken up prior to interview (if selected).

>  Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (incorporating EYFS)

Please Note:

Posts at Spring Grove School may/will involve both direct and indirect contact with children. In accordance with the Children’s Act 1989, on appointment postholders will be required to commit to their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding.