School Receptionist

Vacancy Overview

St Peter’s Preparatory School sits on a beautiful rural site in East Devon surrounded by fields and enjoying unrivalled views over farmland down to the River Exe. It is one of the most successful and forward-looking independent preparatory schools in the South West.  We believe in developing young hearts and minds to become the leaders of tomorrow and live by our values of Opportunity, Community, Endeavour, Achievement, Nurture and Fun.  

We are seeking an experienced and personable Receptionist to join our team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal with parents, pupils and staff in a positive, polite and professional manner, confident to work independently but also able to work effectively within a team.  The diverse demands of the job in a busy school environment require someone who is resilient and flexible.

The annual salary is around £25,500 and candidates should be prepared to work Monday to Friday 08:15 to 17:15 (with an hour’s unpaid break each day), including school holidays.  The salary includes six weeks’ paid holiday entitlement and time off can only be taken during the school holidays. 

A full candidate pack including further information about the role, the school and an application form can be found below.

Closing Date: 18 July 2024

Interview Date: 31 July 2024

Start Date: 29 August 2024




How to Apply

Completed applications should be emailed to or posted to:

Recruitment Team,
St Peter’s Preparatory School,

**Please note that applications will only be accepted on the School’s own application form. We are unable to consider CVs.**

St Peter’s Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Shortlisted candidates will undergo an online check. The successful candidate will also be required to complete full child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.