Careers at Cokethorpe School

Thank you for your interest in working at Cokethorpe School. Cokethorpe is an independent, HMC day school for some 620 boys and girls between the ages of four and eighteen. The School employs over 170 staff in both teaching and support roles.

The School has an attractive benefits package for staff, as well as exceptional facilities and resources, including more recently a new sports changing Pavilion, a replacement boathouse and new outdoor education classroom, a Dining Hall and a Sixth Form Centre.

For a wider understanding of what it is like to work at Cokethorpe, do read the Working at Cokethorpe booklet below.

Current vacancies

All of our current vacancies are listed here. If you have any queries about an application, please contact our HR Department at or on 01993 703921. Our application forms and the School Policies relating to recruitment are listed below under Application Resources.

Climbing Instructor

Deadline - Midday, Friday 23 June 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic Climbing Instructor to join our Outdoor Education team. Climbing forms a staple part of the Outdoor Education programme at Cokethorpe. The School boasts an onsite climbing tower and training area ... Apply Now

Kayak Coach

Deadline - Midday, Friday 23 June 2023

We are looking for a motivated and engaging candidate to help support the delivery of Paddlesport Games sessions throughout the Term. Reporting to the Head of Outdoor Education, they will support the safe running of water based ... Apply Now

Teacher of Pre-Prep

Deadline - Midday, Monday 12 June 2023

We are looking for a passionate Pre-Prep teacher to join our amazing team of Prep teachers. At Cokethorpe Prep School, we benefit from the distinct advantage of being part of a through school. As well as the excellent facilities and ... Apply Now

Teacher of Physics

Deadline - Midday, Monday 12 June

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of Physics to join our excellent Science teaching team. The Science Department consists of thirteen teaching members of staff and three technicians. Within that team, the Physics Department is ... Apply Now

Cokethorpe Appointments

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff will be required to promote fundamental British values. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-appointment checks. If the applicant has lived abroad within five years of the appointment, they will also be required to provide an overseas police check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against applications on any grounds. All appointments are made in accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy (Staff).

Where next?

Discover Cokethorpe

What you will discover when you visit Cokethorpe is more than a stunning vista. Pupils have an exceptional breadth of opportunity and are supported with a truly individual focus.

Aerial photo of Cokethorpe School - Welcome from the Headmaster - A co-educational Prep and Senior School
Welcome from the Headmaster

Mr Ettinger, our Headmaster, often describes Cokethorpe as a restless school, and one that provides a liberal education with exceptional breadth and an individual focus. Discover why.

Approaches to Learning

Whether at the earliest stages of learning or in the final preparations for A Levels, expert consideration is given to the approaches to learning at each stage of a pupil’s academic development at Cokethorpe.

Book your tour today

Come and visit Cokethorpe, whether for an Open Morning or a personal Tour, and Discover Your Cokethorpe.