"An outstanding Girls' Grammar School with a Mixed Sixth Form"

Spalding High School is an 11-18 grammar school for girls with a co-educational sixth form. There are currently 957 on roll with 239 in the sixth form. Pupils come from throughout South Holland as well as from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough. There are 64 teaching staff and 38 support staff.

Our core purpose is that of teaching and learning. We are fortunate enough to benefit from a highly-motivated and engaged student body, supportive parents, committed and experienced staff and a supportive governing body. Relationships are positive and productive. Our students are grateful to you for your commitment to their progress and the passion you have for your subject. This makes teaching at the High School both a pleasure and a privilege. As a staff body we work collaboratively and supportively. Continuing professional development and shared best practice are important to us; we look to grow staff professionally in terms of their subject knowledge, classroom pedagogy and leadership potential.

We are proud of our happy, caring, purposeful and well disciplined environment. Incidents of poor behaviour or disruption are rare. Our pastoral and academic structures and systems are very well developed and embedded throughout the school. Staff seeking to join the High School should understand that our students can be very demanding. They demand engaging and stimulating lessons, our interaction and attention and they demand a passion and knowledge for our subject. It is this level of ambition that makes them such a wonderful student body to teach. Our examination results regularly place us as one of the highest ranking state schools in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands at both GCSE and A Level and we routinely appear in the Times Top 200 list. Our achievements led to an invitation by the “Good Schools Guide” and since 2015 we have appeared on their list too.

Spalding High School boasts a very pleasant site and enjoys good facilities, including a fitness suite which staff are entitled to use. The School was originally founded in 1920 and we are looking forward to our impending centenary. In 1986 we moved from a split site to our current site on Stonegate. We have continued to expand in both numbers and buildings and we have seen tremendous changes; the outdoor swimming pool has come and gone, whilst the sports hall, the languages block, technology block, sixth form common room, the John Williams Performing Arts Block and the Millennium Block, as well as extensions to the science department, library and staff room, have all contributed to better facilities for our staff and students.

We have a large number of support staff who fulfil many duties across the school with many roles involving considerable contact with staff, students, parents, school visitors and outside agencies. With the substantial number of visitors to School, the safety of staff and students is paramount and, consequently, security awareness is a constant feature. The School takes the safety of its members very seriously, and all appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Spalding High School is an extremely happy and successful place to work; thank you for your interest in joining our team.
For further information about the school, or for an informal visit, please contact the
Headmistress’ PA, Mrs Kingerley.
Spalding High School is a “no smoking” school.


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Required for September 2024          Teacher (Physics)

                                                             Main Scale/UPS 

                                                             Full Time    

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a motivated and dynamic subject teacher of Science.  Our Science Departments have a proven track record of success at GCSE and A Level. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and inspiring classroom teacher, with a strong commitment to further developing outstanding teaching and learning across the departments and at each Key Stage. This post would suit those new to the profession or experienced colleagues looking for their next career.

Physics is a popular subject throughout the School and this department has a proven track record of success at GCSE and A Level.  We are looking for well-qualified, dynamic and inspiring practitioners with a real passion for teaching Science at KS3, Physics at GCSE and A Level and preferably a second science subject at GCSE.

Spalding High School is an 11-18 academically selective community girls’ grammar school with boys in the sixth form and has an excellent reputation within the local community and region.  We are a popular, happy and successful school with strong support from governors, parents, students and a dedicated and highly experienced team of staff.  In 2023 our examination results placed us as one of the highest-ranking state schools in Lincolnshire and we regularly feature on the Times Parent Power List of Top Performing State Schools.  Students come from throughout South Holland as well as from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough.

We are a progressive school with an innovative curriculum and a rich and diverse extra-curricular programme.  Our commitment to developing the whole person prepares students well for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in the rapidly changing world in which they live.

Personal development from childhood to adulthood is also of great importance to us.  Our students grow into independent, articulate young adults who take responsibility for their lives and make decisions about their futures in an informed and intelligent way.  We are proud of our excellent pastoral care and guidance that ensures that no student is lost in the crowd.

We are looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will want to join us in taking this happy and highly achieving school to the next stage of its development. 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Services, employment references and medical clearance. 

Closing date: Friday, 1st March at 12 noon 

Please find our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report (November 2023) here

To arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Mrs Suzanne Kingerley, Headmistress’ PA on (01775) 722110 or email Suzanne.kingerley@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk 

Completed applications to be returned to Mrs S Kingerley, Headmistress’ PA

Please click on the links below to download the documents

Application Form

Science Department 

Person Specification