Staff Vacancies

Copthorne Prep is a flourishing independent day and boarding school with approximately 350 boys and girls from the ages of 2 to 13. Set in 55 acres of West Sussex/Surrey countryside, including its own woodland, the school is located between Crawley and East Grinstead, seven miles from Gatwick Airport.

‘Put very simply, our mission is to
develop confidence, provide opportunity and realise potential’

The school aims to create a nurturing environment where pupils develop confidence and self-esteem to strive for excellence and be the best they can be, through achieving individual success both in academic endeavours and across the full range of school’s activities. The school seeks to deliver an all-round, broad based education to enable pupils to meet the challenges of the next steps in their educational journey and become individuals ready to make a positive contribution to society.

Pre Prep Teaching Assistant (Full Time & Part Time)

We are looking to appoint two Pre Prep Teaching Assistants. We have a part time position and full time position. This is an exciting opportunity for a friendly, energetic and passionate candidate to join a strong team committed to supporting pupils to become the best they can be and who will go the extra mile in this support. Click here for the full time job description. Click here for the part time job description. The closing date is Monday 11 October 2021.

Year 1 Teacher (Part Time)

We are looking to appoint a Year 1 Teacher (part time) for Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. It is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, and creative teacher to join a strong team committed to supporting pupils to become the best they can be by giving them a passion for learning. The role is to work with the parallel class teacher to ensure comprehensive coverage of the full curriculum across the school week. This is a fixed term contract until the end of the Summer Term (9th July 2021). Closing date: Monday 18 October 2021. Click here to see the full job description.


We reserve the right to withdraw these vacancies at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If you would like to apply for any of these posts and feel you have the abilities and skills we are looking for at our busy and thriving school, you should complete the application form together with a short covering letter explaining why you believe yourself to be an excellent candidate for these rewarding roles. Please note that due to Safer Recruitment, we cannot accept a CV. All applicants are required to complete an application form. Copthorne Prep is a wonderful place to work and we are committed to developing our employees in their job role. Applications should be sent electronically to

All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you have not received an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please contact Mrs Mandy Marsh, HR, Copthorne Prep School by telephone on 01342 712311.

Copthorne Prep School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on Copthorne Prep School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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