Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place


Permanent, Full-time
Commencement: 1 September 2021
Salary: L18 – L24 (£64,143 to £74,295)

Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher, the Governing Body of Menston Primary School is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher who can lead the continued progress of our school in a caring and imaginative way.

Vacancy Information

The children at Menston Primary School enjoy their learning and are happy to be at school. They know how important it is to learn together and to support each other. We are an inclusive school that works to challenge, inspire and motivate all children to become successful, confident and caring citizens.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who identifies with the school’s ethos and vision, and shares our ambitions for our pupils’ educational achievement and all-round development. Outdoor learning is a key strategy to promote children’s health and wellbeing and the school’s extensive grounds have been developed into an outstanding learning resource. The school is based in an attractive village 10 miles north of Leeds, close to the Yorkshire Dales and provides a high-quality education to 429 children between the ages of four and eleven. The school was judged as ‘Good’ in May 2018. The Headteacher will be working with a strong leadership team of a Deputy and an Assistant Head, a highly committed staff team, a supportive Governing Body and an active PTA.

We are seeking to recruit someone who:

  • Has high aspirations for our children, encouraging all to do their best and to be ambitious
  • Shares our commitment to outdoor learning and children’s happiness, health and wellbeing
  • Is forward thinking with a clear strategic vision, who can enthuse and inspire the school community
  • Can lead by example, with an open and honest communication style that will challenge, support and motivate others
  • Sets high expectations for teaching, encourages all staff to be creative and supports their professional development
  • Has an enthusiasm for the development of a broad, coherent and innovative curriculum with a focus on STEM
  • Is able to work collaboratively with parents, governors, the community, and other schools

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only offer a virtual tour of the school, details above. More information about our school can be found on our website

Virtual Tour:

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22nd March 2021
Assessment: Anticipated to take place on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th April 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required
Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post 

Candidates can apply online for this post via Prospects Online by clicking here


Lunchtime Supervisor

There is an exciting opportunity to become a Lunchtime Supervisor at Menston Primary School.

The hours of work are 12 noon to 1pm (in the first instance) – 5 hours per week, term time only and the hourly rate is £9.25 per hour.

The successful candidates will work as part of our welcoming and friendly team to provide high quality dining and play experiences for all pupils during lunchtime.  Menston Primary School is in a beautiful semi-rural setting and has a happy and caring environment.

We would welcome applications from anyone with an enthusiasm and interest in working with and developing young children. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply so that we gain a wide variety of skills and experience to support and develop our lunchtime provision.  New staff are fully supported with a full induction programme and ongoing training. In your application you should clearly outline any existing experience of working with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

Candidates who prefer to handwrite their application may do so and should call the school office on 01943 873180 to obtain an application pack.

If you would like to know more about the post before making a decision to apply, please contact us on or contact Hannah Veil, Senior Administrator on 01943 873180.

Please return your completed application by email to  or by hand to the school office.

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

Closing Date for applications:  12 noon on Monday 8 March 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.