Charters School is a very heavily over-subscribed 11-18 Comprehensive Academy School with 1700 students on roll (including 400+ in the Sixth Form) located in Sunningdale. It has been graded an “outstanding” school on two successive occasions and is a dynamic, high-achieving secondary school where students are polite, motivated to succeed and enjoy their education.  

Charters School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). Charters School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Required as soon as possible

This varied role provides admin support to all departments of Charters School. The ideal candidate will be a professional, confident and enthusiastic team player with a flexible “can do” attitude. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in dealing with the most routine tasks is essential, with the ability to adapt to a constantly changing busy environment.
Must be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

Hours:  20 hours per week, term time only

Salary:  £8,083 (FTE £17,681), Scale 3, Pt 14

This is a fixed-term contract to 24 July 2019.

• Please click here for a copy of the Job Accountabilities
• Closing Date: 9am, 7 January 2019
• Interviews will be held week commencing 7 January 2019
• To apply please complete an Associate Staff application form (scroll down to link below) and send along with a letter of application by email to for the attention of Mrs Jan Riggs

CUCINA - General Catering Assistant

Cucina are recruiting for a General Catering Assistant position at the school.  The position is term time only, 25 hour per week, Monday to Friday and the rate of pay is £7.83. The daily hours are from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm.  

Previous experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training can be given. The main responsibilities of the role are the preparation and cooking of food, cleaning various sections of the kitchen, using the tills and serving the children and teachers at morning break and lunch.

Cucina Restaurants Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check (cost met by the employer).  Cucina are the catering company based at the school, and they operate a breakfast service, morning break and lunch, with the occasional after school/evening event.

They are a small contract catering company who have a healthy eating ethos and make all of our food from scratch daily using local, fresh ingredients.   To apply please send a CV to

Applying for Teaching Staff Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for a teaching position, please send your completed application form (click here to download) and a letter of application by email to Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher c/o

Applying for Associate Staff Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for an Associate Staff position, please download an application form by clicking here and send it along with a letter of application by email to

Volunteer Staff

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time either on a regular or ad hoc basis please email the school, with an indication of your skills and area of interest.  To date volunteers have been used in the School Shop, the School Library, helping with database maintenance and within various Faculties.  For more information click here to be taken to Charters Friends: volunteer or

Priority Places for Staff Children

The Charters School Admissions Policy for entry in September 2018 includes a category of admission relating to the children of staff, who may be given priority in the allocation of student places at the school if either of the following criteria are met:

  • Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made; and/or
  • The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage*

*The first Full Governing Body meeting in each academic year will receive information from the Co-Headteachers about the current subject or skills shortage.  For admission in September 2017, the subjects listed are: The EBACC Subjects: Mathematics, English, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities.

Moving into the Area

If you are considering moving into the area as a member of staff, do not be put off by the house prices in the immediate vicinity.  Most of our teaching staff live outside of catchment with the most popular locations being Bracknell, Camberley, Farnborough, Reading, Windsor and Wokingham.  Check out this link to Right Move to compare prices.  You may also like to look at Genesis Housing Association website which offers accommodation options. 

All areas are well provided for with good shopping and leisure facilities and excellent transport links.  Bracknell, which has lagged behind, is the subject of an overdue but now exciting redevelopment which will bring the next generation of shopping and leisure destinations to the town centre. To find out more please click here.