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St Nicholas Preparatory School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January or April 2018
Apply by:
28 September 2017

Job overview

St Nicholas Preparatory School is a vibrant, mixed ability co-educational day school for pupils aged 2 years 9 months-11 years. It is set in a beautiful location overlooking Hyde Park in the centre of London.  

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward thinking full time Deputy Head  who will work closely with the Headmistress and members of the Senior Leadership Team to help lead the school in the next stage of its development.  

To start: January or April 2018   

St. Nicholas Preparatory School prepares pupils for 11+ entry to senior London day schools.  As well as providing a rigorous academic curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils, the school prides itself on its wide ranging extra curricular programme and excellent pastoral care. The post presents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, ambitious and skilled classroom practitioner who has experience of the 11+ process and has had extra responsibilities in a prep school setting. It is expected that the Deputy Head will also be the school’s DSL. 

Further details and application forms should be downloaded form the TES website.  CVs will not be accepted. 

Please submit your completed application form by e-mail to Janice.Beckett@stnicholasprep.co.uk or by post to arrive by midday  Friday 29th September 2017. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 6th October and Tuesday 10th October 2017.  

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK and/or criminal policy checks for all other countries lived or worked in for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 16 (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

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About St Nicholas Preparatory School

St Nicholas Preparatory School is a non-selective, non-denominational, independent prep school and nursery in Westminster, London. It caters for approximately 243 girls and boys aged 2.9-11. Children at the nursery learn through the Montessori teaching approach.  Facilities include an indoor swimming pool and large garden. 


Mrs Jill Walker,  BSc (Hons), PGCE, M.A. (Ed)

Values and vision 

St Nicholas Preparatory School strives to offer a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop. The school celebrates its cultural diversity and has the motto “Be happy in order to learn”. Learning outside the classroom is encouraged through extra-curricular clubs and trips, and the school's Westminster location allows for educational outings across London. 

St Nicholas Preparatory School has five leading values: ambition, resilience, respect, kindness and togetherness. Children are praised not only for academic achievement, but also for effort and behaviour.    

School Inspection Service report

“The curriculum is outstanding. The breadth of experiences offered to pupils and the emphasis placed on meeting individual needs in linguistic, mathematical, creative and personal development is of a high quality.”  

View St Nicholas Preparatory School’s latest SIS report 

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