Eagle House School
Exciting opportunities at Eagle House School
An independent co-educational boarding and day preparatory school in the grounds of Wellington College.
Eagle House is one of the leading Prep Schools in the UK with state-of-the-art facilities, boasting a proud history alongside a progressive and exciting approach to education, to encourage pupils to learn for life and constantly evolving to embrace new ideas to enable our pupils to be the best they can be
Welcome to Eagle House School
At Eagle House we want the best for our children. We truly believe each child will discover an area where they can shine and become forward-thinking, ambitious and engaged young boys and girls
In today’s education we understand that resilience, creativity and adaptability are crucial. Our curriculum helps create young people who look forward with confidence and kindness and learn for life
We are a school that has been described as progressive, friendly and buzzy. We have wonderful staff who are committed, enthusiastic, caring and supportive to all. Many people commend on the special atmosphere of Eagle House – a place where we laugh, inspire, motivate and encourage so that children reach heights they never thought possible
Why choose a support position at
Eagle House School?
Nestled in a stunning 32-acre parkland campus in leafy Berkshire, Eagle House is one of Britain’s most historic and famous independent prep schools. We are a fully co-educational boarding school offering an excellent all-round education from Early years (aged 2) to Prep (aged 13). As well as having the opportunity to work in such an amazing school, there are a list of incredible benefits that come with the role (subject to eligibility criteria and availability):
- Free lunch whilst on duty
- Subsidised membership to the onsite Wellington Health and Fitness Club
- Personal health cash plan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Contributory pension scheme
- Golf Club membership
- Death in Service benefit
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
Why work and live
Berkshire is able to offer country living, close to London, with brilliant transport links. Berkshire’s booming towns such as Reading, Newbury and Slough provide all the shops and entertainment while traditional villages such as Cookham and Bray.
The county is home to many historic site such as Windsor Castle, giving it the Royal County of Berkshire title. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and has been a royal home and fortress for over 900 years with the queen still staying here throughout the year.
You can get a tour, view the state apartments and watch the changing of the guard. Look out for the Royal Standard above the Round Tower to see if the Queen is in residence.
Legoland is a great attraction for children of all ages. Beale Park near Reading is also a great day out for the family, as is the Tropical Rainforest attraction near Newbury. And adults can enjoy a flutter on the horses all year round at Newbury and Ascot Racecourses
The application process
Due to the nature of our establishment, there are a number of pre-employment checks that need to be completed prior to commencement of work. The processing of checks normally take around 4 weeks to complete, in busy periods this could take longer. Without these checks completed we are unable to confirm your start date, so there may be a possibility of your start date being moved back until the checks have been completed.
In accordance with paragraph 220 of KCSIE, the College will conduct online searches on shortlisted candidates with the purpose of identifying any issues or incidents relating to any safeguarding or reputational matters that have occurred and are publicly available online. The searches will be conducted by a third-party company and the College will be provided with a summary report highlighting any areas of concern which will be explored at interview by a safer recruitment trained panel member.
Failure to authorise this search will result in the applicant’s withdrawal from the recruitment process.
In line with KSCIE we are required to obtain references prior interview, along with this we perform a gap analysis to ensure that there are no gaps within your application employment history. We also reserve the right to check online and social media for all shortlisted candidates.
If you already work for Wellington College and wish to apply for another role you may do so in the same way as an external candidate. However, if you are successful you are bound by a new contract under the current terms of employment, continuity of service will apply where applicable. We are unable to accept internal applicants who have been in there current role for under 12 months.
You can download the Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy here in PDF format.
Under the latest Keeping Children Safe In Education 2021 statutory guidelines for schools and Colleges, and as a regulated environment, we are required to take up references on all short listed candidates prior to interview, and explore any issues as part of the interviewing process. For both teaching and teaching support staff, this is a mandatory requirement.
For College staff, whilst again it is a mandatory requirement, if a short listed candidate is concerned about their current employer finding out about their intention to leave sooner than they would like, please email us at the time of application on firstname.lastname@example.org with justification on why we are not to contact your references. Please note that no offer of employment will be made until all references have been completed and considered satisfactory.
You need to complete the application form for the vacancy that you want to apply for.
Please ensure you include a full history of employment post-secondary (or equivalent) education, all periods not in education or employment need to be accounted for, for child safeguarding purposes, we will not be able to accept incomplete applications.
A tour of the school will be given if you make it through to interview. However, there is a visual walk through tour here.
The salary is always dependent on your experience and the nature of the position.
The only way to apply for a role is completing an online application form.
We do not accept agency applications. The only way to apply for a role would be by filling out an application form.
A job description is attached to each vacancy, any additional questions can be answered at interview if you are successfully shortlisted.