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Bursar - Full-time

Spring Grove School, Wye, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6045-42L
  • Posted:22/09/2021
  • Pay:Dependent on experience
  • Start Date:April 2022 (or January 2022)
  • App Close Date:30/09/2021 at 18:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 7 October 2021


The Governors and Head of Spring Grove School are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated and inspirational Bursar with proven ability in financial and operational management to guide the school through its next exciting stage of growth and development, and to build on the achievements of the current Bursar, Mrs Sarah Peirce, who is leaving Spring Grove after 16 years in the role.

The Head, Mrs Therésa Jaggard, joined Spring Grove in April 2020 and has guided the school through the challenges of the recent pandemic. The school’s strong current pupil numbers reflect its excellent educational provision, both in school and online during Home Learning, and the changing demographics of the local area. The Governors and Head are now engaged in planning the next stage of the school’s development, and the new appointee will be intrinsically involved in this process.

This wide-ranging and complex role is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic applicant who enjoys a broad remit and a collaborative ‘family’ approach to meeting targets and expectations in a constantly changing world.  

Spring Grove School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references which will be taken up prior to interview (if selected).


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 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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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.