Gap Student (Prep School Boarding)

Date Posted: Friday 05 January 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 28/01/2024

Cheltenham College Preparatory School seeks to appoint a number of Gap Students for a fixed period of one year from either: September 2024 to August 2025 or January 2025 to December 2025

The role would be ideal for sixth-form/college leavers who are considering future careers in education and are keen to gain all-round experience of day-to-day school and boarding life.

The ideal candidates are expected to be energetic, with high levels of integrity, responsibility and organisation skills as well as the ability to work supportively and encouragingly with the pupils in our care.

Applicants should be prepared to join a hard-working team; they will be living in the boarding provision alongside the staff and pupils and will get so much more out of the role if they throw themselves into it whole heartedly.

The majority of a Gap students time will be taken up with providing support and supervision whether it be assisting in Games, PE, Art, D&T and the Pre-Prep lessons or helping with the care of the boarders (particularly during mornings, evenings and weekends).

Applicants must have a mature attitude as it is vital that Gap Students are aware of the School Child Protection and Behaviour policies and know what is expected of children and staff and, if called for, appropriately reporting incidents of concern.

To find out more about this role, please click on the Job Description link below.

The salary, based on an anticipated minimum wage for age for September 2024,/January 2025 is expected to start at £16,385.00 per annum. It is a requirement of the role that you will reside in school accommodation and an accommodation charge, currently set at £69.93 per week, will apply.

How to apply

To apply, please forward a completed application form, with covering letter, electronically, to:


Closing date for applications is Sunday, 28 January 2024. Interviews are planned to take place shortly afterwards.