Worcestershire, United Kingdom
About RGS Springfield
RGS Springfield is one of the two preparatory schools of The Royal Grammar School, Worcester (RGS Worcester). It is located in a beautiful listed town house in the centre of Britannia Square, at the heart of Worcester City Centre conservation area.
The current school population is around 140 from Nursery to Year Six. Most children then transfer into Year Seven at RGS Worcester Senior School. RGS Springfield is an academically successful school, and each year a number of children win Senior School Academic Scholarships. It is not, however, an academic hot-house and children very much enjoy school and benefit from the wide range of co-curricular activities on offer. Pupils enjoy superb facilities for play and RGS Springfield is an acknowledged centre of excellence for Forest School. There are several musical and dramatic productions each year, including an annual choral concert in Worcester Cathedral and wide program of extra curricular activities.
Independent School Inspectors (ISI) Grade RGS Springfield ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ - May 2015.
RGS Springfield is described as a place which achieves high levels of literacy and numeracy with excellent co-curricular provision where pupils, ‘..enjoy their education and fulfil their all-round potential..’
‘Teaching successfully supports the aims of the school to develop each child to its full potential academically, socially and emotionally in a safe and caring environment.’
The Good Schools Guide, March 2017
“Most schools trot out clichés such as ‘happy family atmosphere’ and ‘home from home’, but we found a genuine sense of intimacy and belonging here. The secret in the square is well worth discovering.”
RGS Springfield is well-known for the high quality of relationships between children and teaching staff and for high levels of parental satisfaction. It has a wonderful family atmosphere, supportive parents and happy children.
The Royal Grammar School, Worcester is one of the oldest schools in Great Britain and is a leading independent HMC school in the West Midlands. RGS Worcester now comprises three schools: RGS Worcester Senior School (11-18); RGS Springfield (2-11) and RGS The Grange (2-11). RGS Worcester underwent a major expansion in 2007 when it merged with a neighbouring all-girls school, The Alice Ottley School. Springfield had been the AO preparatory school prior to the merger, and since then it has gone from strength to strength as a smaller, more intimate alternative to RGS The Grange. It is vitally important that the Heads of all three schools work as team. Springfield and The Grange complement each other and share opportunities rather than operating as rivals. The Heads of both Springfield and The Grange are members of IAPS.
The close association with a strong and successful Senior School of some 800 boys and girls gives Springfield a major advantage over free-standing preparatory schools and numbers have grown steadily in spite of the recession.
RGS Springfield is a very special place indeed and its individuality can only be understood via personal contact on a working day.
We are a small team of teachers, TA's and support staff who work closely together in providing a family atmosphere with plenty of humour and fun for pupils from 2-11 years of age. All staff play their part in making the school a distinctive community with a positive ethos and enjoy opportunities to share enthusiasm with children in clubs and activities.
We offer challenging and stimulating career opportunities at RGS Springfield and we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to join our team.
- Alongside a wonderful working environment all RGS staff benefit from the following excellent staff benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Teacher Pension Scheme and highly attractive employer contribution rates for the Support Staff pension scheme
- Regular professional development opportunities as well as a supportive and encouraging SLT.
- Private healthcare with the option to add a spouse or dependant at preferential rates
- Fee remission
- Lunch is provided during term time
- Free access to 'Health Assured' for all staff
- Regular professional development opportunities
- Your own laptop and/or iPad (if applicable)
- Friendly and supportive staff who work together and share resources and ideas
- Access to the Senior School Gym following induction with a qualified member of staff.
The aims of the School are to reach a high level of academic achievement, to be a caring and civilised society within a well-disciplined environment and, by placing emphasis on a wide range of sporting, cultural and other activities, to extend pupils in as many ways as possible. Overall, the aim is to offer a balanced and challenging education, which will stand pupils in good stead in their future schooling and within the community at large. Our School film ‘Worcester is Green' (see below) gives a flavour of our pupil-centred approach.
The Governors of RGS Worcester are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Safeguarding forms part of the interview process.