Housemistress of Airlie

Closing Date: 18 February 2024 Telephone: 01494895575
Salary: Wycombe Abbey has its own pay scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class full-boarding school for girls. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 650 pupils aged 11-18.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a significant leadership and management role as Housemistress at this prestigious, forward-thinking and high-achieving girls’ boarding school.

The Housemistress has responsibility for each girl’s personal and academic development and is an important point of contact for parents. They are responsible for ensuring a safe, happy and comfortable environment in which pupils can both learn and relax.

A Housemistress can usually expect to teach up to 12 lessons per week. Applications from all subjects relevant to our curriculum will be considered.

Accommodation is provided all year round on a beautiful site in the centre of High Wycombe. Wycombe Abbey has its own salary scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector.

To apply: Full details of this role and how to apply can be found on our website: Vacancies « Wycombe Abbey. Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants are required to declare:

– All unspent convictions and conditional cautions

– All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). Further information regarding filtered convictions, please refer to Filtering Guidance by the Ministry of Justice and Nacro Guidance.


We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638