Penistone Grammar School ALCPenistone

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks and 2 days per year

Salary Range: Grade 2 Points 3 – 4, (£18,562 to £18,963 per annum)

Actual salary: £15,956 - £16,275 per annum

Start Date: March 2021


Due to additional demand, we are increasing our intake by over 300 students between 2018 and 2022; we are therefore looking for passionate and innovative teachers and associate staff to join our team!

We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity to join our amazing administrative team in the role of permanent Receptionist, contributing to the ongoing success of Penistone Grammar School.  

As a school, we pride ourselves on innovative practice which is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all.  A school where the standard of teaching and learning is consistently high and where every member of staff, regardless of their role, shares a commitment to the success of all students, both academically and pastorally. If you share our vision and believe you can have a positive impact on the lives of our young people, we want you to be part of our team.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a similar role or be excited at the challenge of taking on this position.  As receptionist you will provide a comprehensive, effective and efficient reception facility for visitors, staff and students, acting as the front-face of Penistone Grammar School and delivering the highest standards of customer service. 

The successful candidate will:

• Have excellent communication skills

• Experience of dealing with a variety of people

• The ability to use a range of IT packages

• A welcoming manner

• A positive attitude

Our school culture is built around our 5 Core Values: Aim High, Be Brave, Be Determined, Be Proud and Be Supportive.  We are also extremely proud of our Values Driven approach. We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects and are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes. Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 10% in the country for the last 3 years, and over 95% of students gaining entrance to their preferred choice of university in 2020.

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role.  We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers staff to take control of their own professional development through a supportive peer-coaching model.  For those striving for career development, we run annual middle and senior leadership development programmes. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.


If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a school where our values are at the heart of all we do and where tradition and innovation perfectly complement each other, we are the school for you.

For an application form and pack please contact our Recruitment Partner, Deborah Henderson at Hays Education on 07912 296052 or Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on or 

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 25 January 2021 at 12:00 noon.  

Penistone Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.