Job Description

Required for September 2024 (Not suitable for ECT).

Highclare Preparatory School is seeking to appoint a class teacher to join our Key Stage 1 or 2 team commencing in the autumn term. The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching and learning, and working with young children. This is an opportunity to teach at an excellent independent school, in a brilliant team, amongst our engaged and capable pupils. Experience or excellent teaching in Key Stage 1 would be an advantage.

To be considered for the post, you must be able to demonstrate your strengths as an outstanding pupil-focused teacher, capable of collaborating with colleagues and bringing out the best in all of our pupils. Success in this role will require a commitment to innovation in teaching, learning and curriculum planning.

This post would suit a highly motivated teacher from either a state or independent school background, keen to play a key role in delivering the Highclare School vision and ethos.

For further information, please see Job Description.

Closing date: Friday 15 March 2024, 12 noon. 
Interviews: Wednesday 20 March 2024. However we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

How to apply: Applicants are required to complete the Highclare School application form below and provide a short covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. Completed application forms should be returned by email to CVs will not be accepted.


Highclare Preparatory School is a leading independent, day school based in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. It is part of Highclare School which educates over 500 pupils aged 2 to 18 years.

Founded in 1932, the School provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a pride in its history with excellent facilities. Highclare Preparatory School is set in two locations, both in Sutton Coldfield. There is a separate games field too.

Located within one of the most desirable suburbs of the vibrant city of Birmingham, Highclare Preparatory School continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the West Midlands.

Highclare Preparatory School is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 25 nationalities represented within the student/staff body.

Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary with pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities including generous and a supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and excellent pupil behaviour
  • Opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme available
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events

Highclare School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community we are part of. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).