Gap Year Tutor / Boarding Assistant

Dean Close School |

Dean Close St John’s seeks to appoint a Gap Year Student/Boarding Assistant to support students across the Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory schools.



Dean Close St John’s is a thriving independent, co-educational day and boarding school situated in beautiful surroundings overlooking the castle in Chepstow. The School is divided into three sections; a Nursery (52 week care), Pre-Prep and Preparatory School, with children ranging from 3 months to 13 years.

St John’s promotes family values in a relaxed atmosphere and is well known for its music and performing arts and has a strong tradition of academic and sporting success. Facilities include a sports hall, an astro-turf, indoor pool and two off-site cricket pitches

The post runs for the academic year and the Gap Student would need to be in situ at least 2 or 3 days before the start of term and also be present at all staff Insets.

Accommodation is provided at Dean Close St John’s, Chepstow. Accommodation and food, during term time only, are provided without charge. The post requires a full commitment during term time.

The role of the Gap Student position is divided into two main areas;

The Boarding Houses

Responsible to the House Parents. Duties include assisting at breakfast, having meals with the pupils, and supervision duties in and around the House as part of a rota. Evening duties include a variety of activities and preparing snacks for the boarders as well as assisting with nightly laundry. Gap Students are required to attend weekend boarding activities on a rota basis.

School Hours

Responsible to the Deputy Headmaster. Each Gap Student has a scheduled timetable, with a variety of tasks to attend to, though there is great flexibility within this.


If you wish to apply, please send a completed application form with a covering letter to:

HR by email at by 5pm Monday 24th February 2020.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and this vacancy may close early where there is considerable interest.

The Dean Close Foundation Schools are 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 Disclosure and Barring Service.


Further Information

Full-time | Gap Year
24 February 2020 Closing Date
Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE
94 (13-18) Day Boys
159 (13-18) Boarding Boys
79 (13-18) Day Girls
138 (13-18) Boarding Girls