Our mission is to develop happy, confident and successful children who are well prepared for their future.

Westbrook Hay

Westbrook Hay is a thriving co-educational independent day school.  Pupils enjoy a broad curriculum, achieve excellent results and have the all-important confidence to succeed.

The school roll is currently at a record high of around 380 pupils and in September 2023 announced that it is growing its senior section of the school from Year 8 to Year 11 and will begin offering GCSEs.

Our ethos is to be a welcoming, inclusive family community that provides the best for, and expects the best from us all.

The school is well known locally for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.  This is something we cherish and, even though we are potentially going to grow slightly in size, we do not want to lose this ethose.

We believe our ethos separates us from larger competitor schools in our locality.  This ethos is generated by the staff and their relationships with the pupils and parents.  It has been regularly described as 'friendly and professional'.

We are seeking new Governors who can assist us with achieving our mission, thrive under this ethos and help lead the school through the next exciting phase of development.


The safety and well-being of the children in School is paramount at all times. Staff are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact. Staff will adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out their duties, a member of staff becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School, it is their responsibility to report any concerns to the school’s Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection or the Headmaster.

Online Searches 

As part of the shortlisting process, the School will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of its due diligence.  This may help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, that the School may want to explore with an applicant at interview. This forms part of the School’s wider safeguarding due diligence which aims to prevent and/or deter individuals who may be unsuitable to work with children from working in a school environment.

Equality and Diversity

Westbrook Hay is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and pupils. This means that employees are treated fairly, irrespective of sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, gender, marital status or other reason. Staff are expected to always comply with the provisions set out in law and school policies on equality and diversity.

Application Process

We welcome a letter of application and a completed application form.  If you would like to discuss anything prior to application, then in hte first instance please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Miss Kelly Freeman on 01442 256143 or 

Job Description 

Application Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form