Job Description

Dulwich Prep London is the most exciting and stimulating place to work.  With around 850 pupils, it is the largest boys’ prep school in the UK and is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the most cosmopolitan city in the world.  The School’s strength is its community: our staff who are professional, passionate and brilliantly collegiate (CPD is extremely important); our pupils who are inquisitive, challenging learners with a spring in their step, and our parents who are hugely supportive, appreciative and ambitious.

We are looking to recruit an outstanding Teaching Assistant to join our team in the Pre-Prep in September 2022.  This is a fixed term role, covering a period of maternity leave, for up to one year.  The successful candidate will assist teachers in their planning, preparation and delivery of high quality lessons, will promote independent learning, and will celebrate pupils’ achievement through child-friendly, interactive displays and presentation of children’s work.

We would welcome applicants who are team focused and enthusiastic and who will contribute to the caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment in our Pre Prep section. A strong knowledge of supporting the teaching of phonics is essential; experience of RWI would be an advantage.  A Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent is desirable.

Dulwich Prep London offers excellent facilities and resources for its staff and pupils, as well as supportive and energised colleagues, a commitment to professional development and staff wellbeing opportunities and small class sizes.

Please read the Job Description and Application Explanatory Notes below. Completed application forms, along with the Equal Opportunities form and a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, should be sent to Tamsin Hutson, HR Manager, at

Closing Date:  18 March 2022 at 5pm

Interviews:      Weeks commencing 21 and 28 March 2022

We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

Dulwich Prep London is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the DBS.