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Ripley CourtSchool


Only applications received on the school's application forms will be considered. Additional cvs are welcomed. References are often taken on receipt of applications, and before interview.

Please note that the school takes the most rigorous line on child protection, and all potential employees are thoroughly screened with the necessary criminal record and debarring checks and full recent references are required. Child Protection is detailed in our child protection policy, below.

Ripley Court provides a delightful and supportive working environment. Our salaries are considered competitive and usually higher than the maintained sector.

All applications should be sent electronically to

Job Vacancies

1. Due to a possible reshuffling of personnel, we are looking either for a full-time Head of Nursery to run the Ark, or for a newly-qualified nursery practitioner to join the nursery. The applicant needs a minimum NVQ3 qualification, but we will also consider candidates with full QTS. The setting is a dynamic, innovative part of Little Court and caters for up to 40 children. It is non-registered and inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate as part of whole-school inspections, and recently passed an ISI compliance inspection with flying colours.

Applications on a teaching application form (below), together with a covering letter detailing what you would bring to the role, to be sent to Feel free to add an additional cv. Closing date for applications Thursday 16th March 2017.

More details of the post or other questions are best directed to the Headmaster at the above email address or by calling him at the school directly.

2. Wanted for September 2017 a full-time teacher of mathematics, to teach to the senior end (Years 5-8) of the school, including preparation for 11+, 13+ CE and PSS exams. The ability to teach games would be an advantage, as would familiarity with iPad technology. The ideal candidate will be a Maths graduate, but a teacher with a mathematics speciality would be more than able to do this job. This would suit an experienced teacher or an NQT, for whom training and mentoring would be provided. Closing date for applications Friday 24 March 2017 with interviews to be held the following week. Please submit an Application Form for Teaching Staff (below), together with a covering email and optional cv to 

3. We are looking to begin a new apprenticeship scheme for Grounds Staff. Suitable candidates would work at Ripley Court gaining experience, and would simultaneously train at the school's expense with a partner institution such as Myerscough for accreditation as a sports groundsperson. Pay would be according to age and experience but would not be less than the minimum wage for age. Contracts would be for up to the length of the course providing suitable progress was being made. Applications should be made through the government service through .