Gap placements

January to December 2021

Under the care and guidance of the Deputy Housemistress, Miss Fosbery (also affectionately known as ‘Fozzie’ ) we have been welcoming Gap Assistants to our School, mainly from Australia, but also from New Zealand and South Africa, for over twenty years.  As one of our three Gap Assistants you would be living and working in a school that has a caring ethos with many staff living on site with their families who would act as your surrogate parents during your stay. 

As a Gap Assistant you have a special and valuable position in supporting the staff, in particular the PE and Games staff.  We value the contribution of our Gap Assistants and are interested in any particular talents you can offer. You must be able to demonstrate experience of:

  • Playing Hockey, Netball, Rugby or Cricket to a high standard;
  • Refereeing and/or coaching any of the above;
  • A life-guarding qualification is highly desirable

If you are a keen musician, actor, singer or dancer, the performing arts staff would be delighted if you wanted to help or join in with clubs, showcases, concerts and plays. 

Please note that we no longer accept applications directly to the School.  Instead we utilise the skills and expertise of The Gap Network who are based in NSW, Australia.  To find out more and to apply please contact the Gap Network directly at