Admissions and PR Officer, South Croydon

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Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Level 4/5 Grade 18-25 (£20,667 - £24,999)
Contract term: Permanent

Capable, organised, adaptable, efficient team worker needed to support a brand new school, to join the staff excited to be part of this project within a local, established Trust. 

Career Opportunity

A new opening has arisen for a highly organised and efficient administrator, proficient at dealing with people and capable of working without supervision. This vital role offers variety of duties where you are responsible for the first impression that prospective students and parents may have, either on our website or through personal enquiries and for which we are seeking at least A level standard of education. 

This is a term time only role beginning at 20 hours per week but with the potential to increase.

The role includes managing and organising all aspects of the admissions process – initially for our Y7 intake and from next year this will additionally include the Sixth Form. From capturing and recording student data, organising our Sporting Aptitude Assessments and liaising with Croydon on allocation of places, the role naturally embraces social media and website management to ensure strong and informative messaging throughout the year. Other promotional events such as Open Days and student transition and induction fall within this remit to give interest and scope to maximise use of your skills.

If you are a dedicated worker and an enthusiastic team player ready to join us on this journey, please access further details of the duties which are listed in the Job Description in the Candidate Pack available for download on 

The Sixth Form will open in September 2020 by which time it is intended the permanent building will be fully operational, based in its extensive 25 acre site. This role will be refined and more specialised as the school becomes an 8-form entry school (NOR 1680) including 480 in the Sixth Form.


Our ethos derives from the theoretical and practical nature of sport with TEAMWORK, RESPECT, ENJOYMENT, DISCIPLINE and SPORTSMANSHIP as its core values. All staff are expected to demonstrate and support these in their everyday work. Coombe Wood School teaching and non-teaching staff will work closely together across many different areas of the school to ensure the best possible learning experiences for our students.

Coombe Wood School is part of Folio Education Trust: This is a local collaboration of schools, with future possibilities of shared training or working at more than one school, so by becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will experience wider benefits.


This is a new secondary fully-inclusive co-educational school, serving the communities of South and Central Croydon, established to meet an urgent rising local demand. Initially housed in temporary accommodation, the proposed site for the ‘new build’ school is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5 minutes journey-time away) and a short walk from several bus routes. Over £35 million is to be invested in building a state-of-the-art school which will include enhanced sports facilities, comprising a competition-sized sports hall, a full-size 3G artificial floodlit surface and aspirations to include a closed circuit cycle track (CRC) and 8-lane floodlit athletics track. 

Application Procedure

If you have any queries please contact Folio’s HR Manager, Mrs J Baker, 020 3011 2762 or email

Please download the application form from or . Please note that to comply with Safer Recruitment guidelines CVs cannot be accepted as a valid form of application.

The completed forms should be emailed to 

Closing Date: 9am Thursday 19th July

Interviews: Monday 30th or Tuesday 31st July 

(If you apply we will assume you can attend either of those days, but if this is an issue please contact us)

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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More about Coombe Wood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 30 Melville Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7HY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 011 2762
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