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Job details
Employer Bishop's Stortford College
Location Bishop’s Stortford
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 or earlier

Are you looking for a senior level position within a friendly and vibrant Independent School?

There is a purposeful buzz to the Prep School at Bishop’s Stortford College and visitors often comment on the positive, happy atmosphere they experience. We are a strong community with the development, both academic and personal, of the pupils at our heart. The relationship between pupils and staff is key to generating and sustaining progress and I hope you will want to become part of the team responsible for creating this environment and lead the learning and teaching.

As a College we believe in investing in the professional development of our staff and as a consequence you will be given the opportunity, and encouraged, to enhance your own understanding of schools and schooling.

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people. We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities.

The Prep School

Bishop’s Stortford College Prep School is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 - 13 (580 on roll). It is the preparatory school for Bishop’s Stortford College to which most of the Prep School pupils transfer at the end of Year 8. The College occupies a large campus on the western edge of the attractive market town of Bishop’s Stortford with convenient rail links to London and Cambridge.

The College has excellent facilities and resources. Recent developments in the Prep School include the addition of a fourth science laboratory and a new building with 9 classrooms, a dance studio and a library. Whole College facilities include a swimming pool, lecture theatre, two AstroTurf pitches and extensive playing fields.  

Please visit the College website ( to view our recent ISI Inspection Report and to get a flavour of all that goes on here.

The Post

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for this important position. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic teacher to join a dedicated and committed team of professionals. A desire to become widely involved in the life of a busy school will be important qualities in the successful candidate.

The position becomes available from September 2017. 

Application Process

The closing date for applications: Monday 5th June 2017
Long list interviews: W/C 12th June 2017
Short list interviews: 19th June 2017

Our long list interview process will include panel interview, lesson observation and in-tray exercise.  The short list interview will consist of a panel interview and a presentation.

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Safeguarding Policy is available on the website.

Mr W Toleman, Prep School Head, C/O HR Office, Bishop’s Stortford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 2PJ.

And if we still haven’t tempted you…

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite, childcare vouchers and a free lunch during term time! Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils’

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

About the employer

Information about Bishop's Stortford College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

10 Maze Green Road
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2PJ
United Kingdom