Sherborne Prep is an independent co-educational day and boarding School for children aged 3 - 13 in Dorset


Creating a culture of inclusivity

Our pupils, seizing the opportunity


At Sherborne Prep School our staff are integral to the warm community we are so very proud of. 

Please find information about our current academic and support vacancies below.

Academic Staff

Qualified Nursery Assistant / Teaching Assistant, part time (24 hours per week during term time only)

Due to continued growth in our Nursery, we are seeking to appoint a warm, vibrant and caring Teaching Assistant/Nursery Assistant to take care of our precious youngest children. The Nursery and Pre-Prep provide a special sanctuary full of childhood wonder and the joy of discovery and are under the direction of our excellent new Head of Pre-Prep, Cassie Wood. The fantastic team of staff at Sherborne Prep is ready to welcome you. 

Closing date: 9am on Friday 7 October 2022

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Year 5 Teacher, full time (Maternity Cover for the fixed term period 1 January to 2 July 2023)

Sherborne Prep School seeks to appoint an outstanding Year 5 teacher to deliver a stimulating and outstanding learning experience for the children. The ideal candidate will have passion and understanding for how to nurture, stretch and challenge pupils whilst establishing confidence, independence, curiosity and problem-solving skills. 

A Year 5 teacher is responsible for delivering the majority of the curriculum to their form. Prep Teachers have pastoral and academic responsibility for all children in their class and develop supportive and connected relationships with parents and colleagues. 

If you think you have the warmth, energy and enthusiasm to achieve outstanding outcomes and infuse children with a life-long passion for learning, then we would love to hear from you. 

Closing date: 9am on Friday 7 October 2022

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Support Staff

MARKETING OFFICER at Sherborne Prep School

The Marketing Officer at Sherborne Prep, whilst working at and on behalf of Sherborne Prep School, forms part of the External Relations Department of the Sherborne Schools Group whose primary role is student recruitment. The role of Marketing Officer (SPS) is a key appointment within the External Relations Team, which is led by the Commercial Director at Sherborne School.

This is, ideally, a full-time post to be worked all year round. However, for the right candidate, there is the possibility of adapting working hours, for example working term-time only or working from home when possible.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 4 October 2022

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See below for How to Apply...

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and read the associated documentation.

Job Application Form

All applicants must read the Safeguarding Policy, Application and Recruitment Process Explanatory Notes, the Policy for Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and the Additional Recruitment Notes (below) before completing the Application Form. 

Safeguarding Policy

Application and Recruitment Process

Ex-Offenders Security Disclosure Information

Applications can be emailed or posted to the address below. Application forms and information may also be obtained directly from the Human Resources Department in the Sherborne School Bursary:

Samantha Belgeonne
Recruitment Manager (Sherborne Group)
The Bursary
Sherborne School
Abbey Road

Tel: 01935 810502

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The Sherborne Schools Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Sherborne Preparatory School is part of Sherborne Schools Group, a charitable company (number 4002575), registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission (number 1081228).

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