Working at SHS Trust

Shrewsbury House is an academically rigorous school. The boys, from 7-13, are highly able and do benefit from being stretched intellectually and nurtured pastorally.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House affords the opportunity to prepare boys for some of the most competitive world-class senior schools. The following schools are regular destinations for our boys: Charterhouse, Cranleigh School, Eton College, Epsom College, Hampton School, Harrow School, King’s College School (Wimbledon), Radley College, Reed’s School, St John’s School, St Paul’s School, The Royal Grammar School (Guildford), Tonbridge School, Wellington College, Winchester College and Westminster School. We recruit subject specialists who have experience in a variety of different spheres. Opportunities for extensive CPD abound and staff members are encouraged to attend courses regularly. Mentoring and coaching are features of working within the Trust which many staff take advantage of. There are also opportunities to engage socially with other staff members.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House is not for the faint-hearted and it will only suit those who are committed to delivering a world-class education and genuinely love what they do. Teaching at Shrewsbury House is about empowering boys and creating an environment in which everybody is somebody and where boys are prepared for life, not just for a future school. We cater for the academically gifted as well as all-rounder candidates.

Shrewsbury House School is committed to providing the very highest standard of teaching and pastoral care possible. Our staff are dedicated and incredibly generous with time, going to great lengths to ensure that each child settles in, is well looked after and happy at school.

We recognise that our teachers and support staff are our greatest asset, and therefore, ensure that our recruitment, induction, training and opportunities for growth are designed to recruit and retain staff who are experts in their field.

Current Vacancies

Minibus Driver

Required to start October 2021
To undertake minibus journeys as required
Part-time hours AM and/or PM and during the school day (according to your availability)
Term time only plus 3 days either side of term
Hourly rate £13.53/hour

The School has a vacancy for a part time mini-bus driver to transport the pupils to and from school and/or during the School day.  For more details about the job, including working hours etc. please contact the Transport Manager, Martin Meacher and he will be happy to provide you with more information.

Minibus Drivers must be able to drive the School’s Minibuses and transport the School’s pupils safely and securely to and from School each day and to comply with all of the School’s policies.  Successful candidates must possess or be willing to undertake a D1 qualification and have a current, clean drivers’ licence.

Shrewsbury House School Trust has three schools; Shrewsbury House School in Surbiton was founded in 1865 and is a thriving and highly successful school for boys up to 13+. Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School is a co-educational pre-prep school in Esher and The Rowans is a co-educational pre-prep school in Wimbledon.

Applications should be emailed to the HR Administrator at by the closing date, 5pm 4th October. Applicants will be considered as they are received. The school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process and interviews will take place as soon as possible.

French Assistant (Part-Time, Fixed Term Contract)

We are looking to appoint a committed, passionate French Assistant for a part time fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave (hours to be worked over 5 days).The successful candidate will be inspirational with strong motivational, communication and administrative skills and will have the ambition and drive to support this department and the Preparatory School to continue its impressive development. The ability to speak French fluently and a good knowledge of grammar and the willingness to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the School, are essential.

Applications should be emailed to the HR Administrator at Applicants will be considered as they are received. The school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process and interviews will take place as soon as possible.

Application Form

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

Shrewsbury House School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure, satisfactory references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Shrewsbury House School is an equal opportunities employer and its policies, including the need to guard against false assumptions based on an applicant’s gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, religion, age, marital status, working pattern, are followed at all stages of the selection procedure.

Staff Member Privacy Notice

Shrewsbury House School Trust Human Resources Department ensures that the recruitment process and the related processing of applications adheres to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, May 2018.  Please click below to read the Staff Member Privacy Notice, which includes details relating to the processing of applications.

If you do have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice, or require any further information relating to the processing of any of your personal data, please feel to raise them with Dr Janis Brumwell, Head of Trust Human Resources:

Shrewsbury House School Trust

Shrewsbury House School Trust is a charitable Trust and operates three independent fee-paying day schools that seek to provide the best possible educational experiences for children. Click on the links below to view the Vacancies at our Pre-Prep Schools.

The Rowans based in Wimbledon is a co-educational school for children aged between 3 and 7, providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, especially during those early years when key social skills and attitudes are acquired and developed for life.

The Rowans have a long-standing reputation for academic and all-round excellence and every teacher takes great pride in the achievements of each child.

Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School based in Esher is a co-educational school for children aged between 3 and 7; providing a foundation for life; not just academically but socially and emotionally. Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School prides itself in developing the whole child against a background of academic excellence in a loving and caring environment.