Thank you for considering becoming part of this exceptional school.

We are proud to be a girls-only school because we believe that the girls-only environment provides us with the ideal setting to develop the talents and interests of the girls whose education we are entrusted to provide. We are also proud to be part of the GDST family of schools with its powerful tradition of pioneering change and its mission statement to lead a movement for girls and young women.

By joining our staff, whether as a teacher or as a member of our support staff, you will become part of a community of learners, who are all dedicated to providing the best education for our girls. We are as ambitious for ourselves as educational professionals as we are for our students.

Above all, you’ll become part of a caring and mutually supportive community of colleagues with a strong track record for nurturing and retaining our hard-working and dedicated staff.

Ours is a diverse and inclusive community of professionals, from a range of different backgrounds and walks of life, who all share a commitment to the vision of the School and the Girls’ Day School Trust.

Ten great reasons to work here:

  • Working with well-motivated and intellectually curious pupils who achieve excellent academic results
  • A stimulating environment with excellent, well-maintained facilities
  • Access to copious and up-to-date resources
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities through school and GDST programmes
  • Salary scales above national levels
  • Continuation of pension through Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff
  • Generous non-contact time for teaching staff
  • Spacious and attractive work and social areas
  • Free refreshments and lunches
  • Heavily discounted membership of our superb sports facilities


The tight knit community of the school is very apparent.

— The Good Schools Guide

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress

Hours: Full time, all year
Contract term: Permanent
Required start date: September 2020
Rate of pay:  £31,750 – £36,750 depending on experience

The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Executive Assistant to provide exceptional administrative support to the Headmistress, ensuring the smooth running of her day-to-day activities.  The role will involve engaging with a wide range of people and providing a warm welcome whilst working to high professional standards. For further details and to apply for the position please see the GDST recruitment website via the link below:

Applications should be submitted by Friday 31 July 2020 by midday at the latest, however applications may be considered in advance of the deadline.  Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 3 August 2020.

Cleaning Assistant (Day Time)

Hours: 27.5 per week, Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm (minus half an hour for lunch)
Required start date: 3 September 2020
Contract term:   Permanent part-time
Rate of pay: £9.30 per hour (£13,300 p.a. pro rata salary)

The role:

We are looking to recruit a Cleaning Assistant for during the school day.  Reporting to the Cleaning Manager, you will be responsible for undertaking general cleaning and associated duties in any location throughout the school. For further details and to apply for the position please see the GDST external recruitment website via the link below:

Applications should be submitted by midday, on 29 July 2020 at the latest.

Northampton High School and the GDST are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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