The Abbey is a girls’ independent selective school, with a key emphasis on inquisitive, creative and enthusiastic learners. A career at The Abbey welcomes you into the arms of an engaging and supportive community with learning at the heart.

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Dear Candidate or Prospective Candidate

Thank you for enquiring about working here at The Abbey School. Please do take a look at our current vacancies where further information will be available.  We also welcome speculative applications and would ask that you forward any enquiries by email to

With best wishes

The Abbey School

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be appointed subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Employee Benefits

To attract and retain people of the highest standard we offer an attractive package:

  • A competitive salary
  • Good pension benefits for academic and support staff
  • The Abbey promotes a good work-life balance
  • We train our teachers of the future by employing graduates with a good degree, taking them through to Qualified Teacher Status, by classroom assessment
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic students, some of whom study the IB programme
  • Term time only contracts for support staff where appropriate
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, investing in you as an individual
  • Sabbatical leave, subject to the Head’s approval
  • We provide car parking for all staff, the school is a 20-minute walk from Reading Railway Station
  • Free lunches for all staff, with plenty of choices
  • Use of the swimming pool and gym
  • Opportunity to join a variety of clubs – history society, book club, staff singers, yoga and much more
  • Enhanced payments for maternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme, offering free, confidential counselling
  • Fee concession available for parents of Abbey girls
  • We have staff accommodation, including a number of flats, for new employees moving to the area
  • Break for cake on Fridays
  • Annual flu jab on site
  • Personal accident cover