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Receptionist - Full-time

Spring Grove School, Wye, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6045-65S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:£18000 - £20000 depending on experience
  • Start Date:TBA
  • App Close Date:01/12/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Spring Grove School is seeking a friendly, proactive and flexible candidate to provide receptionist support for the school. 

This is a key role within our busy school admin team - you will be the welcoming face/voice for visitors to the school, and as such will help to create a positive first impression. You will have daily contact with parents, and with pupils, and work closely with the wider admin team in supporting all aspects of school life.  

You will need excellent communication and organisation skills, a professional approach and a good sense of humour!


  • A good level of English and Maths (grade 4-9 (A*-C) GCSE) and attention to detail 
  • The ability to work with initiative, and with resilience under pressure
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • To recognise the need for confidentiality
  • To be committed to working as part of a team to support the vision and aims of Spring Grove School

The post is full time; core hours will be 8am–5.30pm Mon, Tues & Thurs, 8am–4.30pm Wed & Fri during term time, with reduced hours of 9am – 3pm in the holiday periods.  

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Assistant Bursar, Mrs Angela Peirson, on 01233 812337.

Spring Grove School reserves the right to close applications and make an appointment at any stage.

An > Application Form (Non-Teaching) may be downloaded from the enclosed links.  Our terms of employment and an application form may also be requested by email from apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and should be marked Private and Confidential to Mrs A Peirson, Assistant Bursar, Spring Grove School, Harville Road, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5EZ or emailed to apeirson@springgroveschool.co.uk. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Information about the school

At Spring Grove School we offer an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years.

We are a happy, family Nursery and Prep school that prides itself on nurturing and developing all who join to their full potential. We are able to do this because we have small classes in which our children receive expert attention and tuition, preparing them for both grammar and senior independent schools.

Located in an idyllic14-acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury, Spring Grove School is one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Kent. Our school is small enough for us to know every child, as well as their family, and for us to encourage each and every pupil in our care to be self-confident and independent learners. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe our school motto ‘Always do your best’.

We love the outdoors, we enjoy competition, we sing, dance and play, explore and love to learn. Former pupils look back on their time here as magical and inspiring.

We are an independent day school and a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). We offer a wide range of subjects, extra-curricular activities and clubs.

We want Spring Grove to be a school that parents, teachers and staff would have wanted to attend when they were children. Our teachers are tasked to remember this philosophy when they are planning their lessons and activities - enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do!

We firmly believe Spring Grove School is unique and a great place for children to grow.

For more information, please visit the school’s website www.springgroveschool.co.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.