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

Director of Music – Part-time

Spring Grove School is well known for the high quality and inclusiveness of its music-making and drama, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts and productions throughout the year, and around 80% of pupils taking individual music lessons. We are now looking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic musician to nurture and develop this musical legacy. 

The successful candidate will take on responsibility for directing music across the school, liaising with the Head, the Visiting Music Teachers and other teaching staff as necessary. This part-time post will include teaching class music (Reception to Year 6), managing the Visiting Music Teachers, organising musical events and productions in and out of school, and running small instrumental and vocal groups. Admin support for this post will be available from the School Office.  This is a part time role (0.5-0.6).

We would welcome applications from candidates who hold a teaching qualification or from good honours graduates who would like to work towards achieving this qualification. Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of music and a passion for working with young children, together with an ability to support the school’s aims and work co-operatively as part of our ‘family’ team.

Start date: September 2020

Pay: Competitive, dependent upon experience

Deadline for application: 7 June 2020 at 13.00; interview date TBC

For a job description please click here

To apply please fill out an application form and return to Mrs Peirson, Head’s PA & Assistant Bursar

Any queries please contact Mrs Peirson or call 01233 812337


Key Stage 1 Primary Teacher – Maternity Cover

Spring Grove School is looking to appoint an outstanding Key Stage 1 Primary Teacher to work in Year 2. This is a Maternity Cover contract starting in September 2020. We require a teacher with high academic expectations and who is also committed to developing the whole child and nurturing potential. 

The successful candidate will be focused on the joy of learning, innovative and inspirational in their teaching and ready for a role in an academically ambitious school.  He or she will be well-qualified with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of engaging pupils, creative and forward thinking, with an ability to support the school’s aims and work co-operatively as part of our ‘family’ team. 

This Maternity Cover teaching role is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic applicant who enjoys motivating and educating young minds in a constantly changing world.    

Start date: September 2020

Pay: Dependent upon experience

Please click the links for a job description and person specification 

Deadline for application: 6 June 2020 at 13.00; interview date TBC

To apply please fill out an application form and return to Mrs Peirson, Head’s PA & Assistant Bursar

Any queries please contact Mrs Peirson or call 01233 812337

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.


Head: Mr Bill Jones

Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Kent TB25 5EZ

Tel: 01233 812337  Email:,  Website: