St George's School

About St George's School 

St George’s is a unique place to work. It is the perfect blend of high quality, innovative teaching and a community which cares. It has a highly supportive pastoral system as well as a residential state boarding community, all of which is firmly cemented in our Christian principles and strong commitment to our values of mutual respect, endeavour and sense of community. We hold on to our traditions and embrace the future with equal relish.

St George’s is consistently in the top percentile of schools nationally for academic performance and rated outstanding by Ofsted. In November 2018 we were recognised as The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year 2019. The accolade recognises not only our outstanding examination results but also our excellent pastoral care and our work on behalf of various charities within our community.  However, we are not driven by such external measures but by our passion to provide the best learning and life experiences we can for the pupils entrusted to our care.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm and drive to continue to make St George’s an exciting and caring place to work and learn.

About our PE Department 

Current England Lacrosse International Laura Merrifield attended St George's as did current England Rugby internationals, Farrell, Ford, Itoje and Singleton.

The school is able to field A and B Lacrosse teams in every year group, with C teams in junior ages and a senior third team: over 200 girls regularly play competitive lacrosse for the school. The school is able to field A and B Rugby teams in every year group, with C and even D teams in junior ages and a senior U16 team as well as 1st and 2nds: over 230 boys play competitive rugby for the school on a regular basis.

The attractive site offers opportunities for sport, music and drama and new building projects have substantially increased the provision of classroom and office accommodation.  A Sports Centre was completed in the Autumn Term 2008. This is 4 badminton courts in size, and includes a fitness/weights room and 2 specialist PE classrooms. The Physical Education Department consists at present of 6 specialist members of staff.

 St. George’s enjoys an attractive self-contained site which includes 4 lacrosse pitches, 3 rugby pitches, 3 netball courts and training grids.  In the summer term the site provides a full size 6 lane athletics track together with all field event areas, 4 tennis courts, 4 rounders pitches and 2 cricket squares.  There is also a gymnasium, used largely for gymnastics and basketball.

 Physical Education is taught throughout the school according to National Curriculum requirements.  Year 7 has a games afternoon and a PE lesson per week.  Year 8 and 9 have 3 hours of PE over two weeks and year 10 and 11 have 2 hours over a two week period.  Sixth Formers have a choice of options on their compulsory games afternoon.

 The curriculum has been designed to offer a broad range of sports at St. George’s through both Key Stage 3 and 4: Rugby, Lacrosse, Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Health Related Exercise, Badminton, Basketball Football in the Autumn and Spring Terms; with Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Rounders being taught in the Summer Term. The range of activities we offer has expanded as the Sports Centre has been completed to include Table Tennis, Trampolining, Handball, and so on.

 Joining our Community

If you are interested in joining a vibrant school with committed and dedicated staff, please view our vacancies below.  If we are not currently recruiting, we are always happy to hear from speculative candidates who are interested in working at St George’s.  Please get in touch by emailing or telephone the HR Department on 01582 716228.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also have access to these great benefits.

  • Free lunch during your normal working day
  • Free onsite parking for all staff
  • Free use of the gym (shower and changing facilities available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Support staff receive annual leave entitlement of up to 31 days (depending on grade and length of service)
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Term time working
  • Occupational sick/maternity/adoption pay
  • Childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme