Job Description

Copthorne Prep School is looking for a proactive individual to provide high quality administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the nursery and pre-prep office. You will be responsible for arranging a variety of activities including: school trips, clubs, meetings, events, and training as well as diary management for the head of pre-prep and nursery.

We aim to provide the best quality care and education to our children and communicating with parents is a key part of the role.

You may be required to help with a variety of tasks in the nursery including some day-to-day care of the children.

If you have previous experience in a similar role (preferably within a school environment) or think you have the right skills for the role, we look forward to hearing from you.

Status – Permanent, term time only

Core hours – Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

Salary – £25,000-£28,000

Start date – As soon as possible

Email a completed application form and covering letter to

Stand-alone CVs will not be accepted – an application form and job description can be found here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th May 2023

Copthorne Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be subject to checks by the DBS and past employers. We reserve the right to close this application process early if we have a large number of suitable applicants and so would advise early applications.

Copthorne Prep School is a flourishing Independent Prep School with approximately 320 boys and girls from the ages 2 to 13. The School is situated in 55 acres of beautiful West Sussex countryside near Gatwick airport.

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