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Job Vacancies

We strive to recruit the best possible teaching and support staff to drive the school forwards and ensure we continue to provide the best possible education for our pupils.

If you wish to apply for a current vacancy please download and complete the relevant application form below and return it to the school office with a covering letter to the Head.

If you have any queries regarding employment at Rupert House, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and any candidates will be required to undergo DBS checks.  The school is an equal opportunities employer.

Please email Penny Gibson with enquiries and applications at office@ruperthouse.oxon.sch.uk

Head of Music and Performing Arts (maternity cover)

Rupert House is looking for a Head of Music & Performing Arts  - Maternity Cover (Sept 2022) 

Job Description (Part-time - 4 days per week (0.8 WTE):

  • Plan for and teach class music throughout the school, from Nursery to Year 6 

  • Plan for and teach a class singing lesson throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6 

  • Run weekly choir sessions for Pre-Prep, Prep School and Chamber Choir 

  • Organise and rehearse musical events such as School Carol Service, House Music Competition, Prep Easter Concert, School Easter service, including a parent choir to support the children at various events 

  • Organise and present Music assemblies, lunch time and evening concerts for parents 

  • Manage and support a department of peripatetic instrumental teachers 

  • Encourage the development of instrumental teaching and ensembles 

  • Produce musical play for the Prep School (Summer term) in the Kenton Theatre 

  • Work with the Pre-Prep teachers to support the music in Pre-Prep plays and performances (Christmas and Summer terms) 

  • Make use of all available technology to develop music within the school 

  • Teach Drama/Performing Arts to children in Years 3-6 


Person specification 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be an excellent musician and passionate about the role of music and performing arts in the School. 

  • Be a capable and confident conductor with proven experience of running ensembles, including choirs at this level 

  • Be identified as an outstanding classroom teacher of Music & Performing Arts  

  • Have experience of directing school plays 

In addition they will have: 

  • A strong commitment to high academic standards and high standards of musical performance 

  • Some experience of successful management of or within a music department 


Applications should be made in the form of a letter to the Head, accompanied by a completed application form. Please send your application to Penny Gibson at office@ruperthouse.oxon.sch.uk

The closing date is 9am on Monday 20th June 

The role starts in September 2022

Teaching Assistant

Rupert House is looking for a dynamic enthusiastic and skilled practitioner as a Teaching Assistant in our vibrant Pre-Prep department.

We are looking for someone who has:

• Experience of supporting children in a classroom environment, including those with a range of learning needs

• Experience of using Information Technology to support pupils in the classroom. Experience of EYFS would be preferable

• The school has an established induction programme.

A full job description can be found here.

Application forms are available by emailing: pgibson@ruperthouse.oxon.sch.uk  

Applications will only be accepted by completion of an application form which should be submitted with a letter of application addressed to Mr Nick Armitage, Head, Rupert House School. 

Closing date for applications:  Midday on Monday 27th June 

Gap Students

Rupert House is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic student to join our busy and happy school for the Spring & Summer Term 2023.

Ideal for a pre or post university or college student, candidates must possess good communication skills, be adaptable and be prepared to learn and take on responsibility.    

The successful candidates will:

  • Be an enthusiastic sportsperson and passionate about the role of sport in the School
  • Be a capable and confident communicator
  • Have the sporting knowledge, experience and willingness to lead games and activities for boys and girls at break times and during Games sessions. This will specifically include: football, rugby, cricket and hockey. 

A full job description can be found here.

Hours of Work

8.00 am – 5.00 pm (and other times, as required)

Term Dates

Spring term 5th January (INSET 3rd and 4th) to 24th March; Summer term 19th April (INSET 17th and 18th) to 7th July (INSET 8th July).

Reporting to:

Mrs Fletcher (Deputy Head, Academic) & Ms Nicholson (Head of Games)

Please send your CV in the first instance, with a covering letter to Penny Gibson office@ruperthouse.oxon.sch.uk

Closing date for applications:  Midday on Monday 4th July