Job Description

HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.


School Nurse

Are you a compassionate and dedicated healthcare professional looking for a fulfilling role in a dynamic educational environment? Leighton Park School is seeking a School Nurse to join our close-knit community.


About Leighton Park School:

Leighton Park School, set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading, is an exceptional co-educational day and boarding school for 11-18 years, known for its progressive approach to education. Our Quaker ethos is centred around creating a nurturing, inclusive, and empowering environment for both students and staff. With a rich history spanning over a century, we continue to uphold the values of community, creativity, and academic excellence, achieving ISI “Double Excellent” during our last inspection.

The Role:

As a School Nurse at Leighton Park, you will play a pivotal role in the well-being of our students. This permanent position offers 30 hours per week during term time plus 3 additional weeks (37 weeks per year). Unlike many nursing positions, there are no regular nights or weekends, allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide essential healthcare services to students within the school community.
  • Assess and treat minor injuries and illnesses.
  • Administer prescribed medications and maintain accurate records.
  • Support students with ongoing medical conditions and allergies.
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers, and external healthcare professionals as needed.
  • Promote health and well-being through education and preventative measures.
  • Contribute to the school’s safeguarding efforts.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse (adult or child qualification)
  • Current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.
  • Previous experience in a school or paediatric nursing setting is desirable but not essential.
  • A caring and empathetic nature with a passion for promoting health and well-being.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Commitment to upholding the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • A supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Free meals are provided whilst on shift.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • On-campus parking and easy access to public transportation.
  • A chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our students.
  • A healthy work-life balance with no regular nights or weekends.

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated and caring nurse who is excited about the prospect of working in a vibrant school community, we encourage you to apply.

Please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to: If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Join us in shaping the future of our students’ well-being and academic success. Be a part of Leighton Park School’s nurturing and inclusive community. Apply today and make a difference!

 Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.


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Source: School Nurse, Reading – Tes Jobs