How to Apply

“I am honoured to work with a very hardworking, talented and creative staff body, all of whom are committed to delivering the best education for our students.”

Mr Titley, Assistant Head

Why work at Rickmansworth School?

Strong, clear values drive everything we do

Rickmansworth School is a successful partially-selective comprehensive academy and over-subscribed at entry point. We provide a happy, safe and calm learning environment for our students, where it is ‘cool’ to play ping pong at break: students are intellectually curious and enjoy a challenge. Our drive is to achieve excellence and our progress on this journey has been evidenced by improving examination results year on year - well above the national average. Rickmansworth School prides itself on being a supportive yet high achieving School. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, Rickmansworth School is an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development.

Application Form

To begin the process of applying for your chosen vacancy, please complete the correct application form below. The correct form will be dependent on the position type.


Cover Letters

Once the application form has been completed please write a cover letter. In this letter you should:

  1. State your reasons for applying for this post
  2. Outline the experiences that you believe have prepared you for this post
  3. Describe the skills and strengths that you will bring to the school, paying particular attention to the person specification above.

Please note that the application form must be completed in full. It is not sufficient to substitute a CV for all or any part of the form.

School Tours

We welcome visits to the School to allow us to show prospective applicants around.  Please contact HR at should you wish to arrange a visit.

Once the Cover Letter and Application Form is completed please send these along with your references to the details at the bottom of this page.


Please note that it is our practice to take up references before shortlisting for interview. If you would prefer us not to do so unless you are shortlisted, please indicate this clearly in your application. Current and previous employers will be contacted as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks.

When an applicant is shortlisted, any discrepancies or anomalies in the information provided or issues arising from references will be taken up at the interview. Your referees should include your most recent employer. References from relatives or friends are not acceptable.


Rickmansworth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer.  Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Candidates for teaching and support staff posts will be assessed at interview for their suitability to work with children. Appointment is conditional upon at least two satisfactory references which include specific comments on working with children and young people.

All staff at the School have a responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of students at the School. 

Sending Your Application

Please either send in your application via the following methods.

By Email:

Address to The HR Manager: 

By Post:

The HR Manager

Rickmansworth School
Scots Hill
Croxley Green