Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead and coordinate the Admissions Department. As a pivotal member of our team, the successful applicant will be responsible for the Prep Admissions process, driving the recruitment of new pupils and collaborating closely with the Head of Senior Admissions. The Head of Prep Admissions will report directly to the Head of Millfield Prep School and the Deputy Head (Enrolment and Outreach).

The Head of Prep Admissions will be a passionate advocate for Millfield and our vision to be the world leader for the development of children. In this influential role, they will not only manage the day-to-day operations of the Millfield Preparatory Admissions team but also cultivate strong and productive relationships with teaching and support staff colleagues.

We expect our Head of Prep Admissions to shine as a prominent ambassador for Millfield, showcasing a genuine commitment to outstanding customer service and demonstrating a profound understanding of the market. Administrative and organisational prowess will be essential to excel in this position.

The ideal candidate will possess an understanding and experience of working within independent schools, with knowledge of pupil recruitment both within the UK and overseas.

This is a full-time, year-round position primarily working Monday to Friday, however some weekend and evening work will be required as an integral part of the role. Attendance at all Open Mornings is expected to further contribute to the success of our admissions initiatives.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working fewer than 52 weeks a year; however, to effectively fulfil the responsibilities of the role, a minimum commitment of 42 weeks per year is required. The salary will be adjusted proportionately to reflect this commitment.

About us

Millfield Prep offers an exceptional, all-round educational experience that puts the individual at the centre, in order to develop and discover their brilliance. Nestled in the beautiful Somerset countryside beneath Glastonbury Tor, Millfield Prep is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 2-13, founded in 1945. We provide the ideal environment in which to grow up, foster a love of learning and create lifelong childhood memories. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional, all-round education where every child can discover their passions. Our fundamental belief is that every child is unique and that they all have their own special talents which they enjoy and excel at and which we celebrate.


We strongly believe in employee wellbeing and, as such, there are many benefits available including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Freshly prepared lunches for a nominal fee of just £10 per month
  • Access to our state-of-the-art school facilities
  • Exclusive discounts and cashback benefits at popular high street shops and restaurants through our Employee Assistance Programme

If you are interested, an application form and further details are available from our website via the apply button.

Closing date: Noon on 1st September 2023

**Please note that applications will be considered on receipt, and as a result the vacancy may close early should an appointment be made. As such we would recommend submitting your application as soon as possible**

Millfield School is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. We are a community that celebrates diversity, supporting our pupils and employees to be brilliant as individuals.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Specific safeguarding responsibilities for this position are outlined in the job description. Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory safeguarding checks including, but not limited to, Enhanced DBS clearance. All positions within the school are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Be kind, be individual, be brilliant. Millfield School, where being an individual is recognised as the key to brilliance.

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