For more information about joining us, please contact Loxford School Trust on 020 8514 4666, or via email at

Tabor Academy is part of the Essex Admission process for students transferring at the end of primary school, and information about this can be found here  This page also contains the information required for students wishing to transfer to Tabor Academy during the academic year.

For students who join us mid year, we use the following process to help us find out relevant information and make the transfer as smooth as possible.  Students and their parent(s) or carer(s) will have an interview with the relevant Achievement Team Leader and Year Care Team prior to joining us; this allows us to answer any questions and clarify any information we need, for example, what languages have been studied previously.  In their first week, a new student will have a CATS test and a Reading test; this is to ensure they are placed in an appropriate set, and that support can be provided where necessary.

Year 6 – Starting Secondary School

For students joining Tabor from primary school, a series of events is held each year in order to prepare students.

During the summer term, our Achievement Team Leaders and Year Care Team visit many of our feeder primary schools to meet students who will be transferring to Tabor in the following September.

A parental information evening is held in early June to enable parents to ask questions and also to meet the Achievement Team Leader, Year Care team and other staff who will support the new Year 7 students.

The students then spend two days with us at the end of June or beginning of July; this allows students to experience life in secondary school prior to September and helps ensure the transfer is as smooth as possible.

Job Vacancy – Apprentice Caretaker

Advert closes 31/01/2017 and interviews w/c 06/02/2017

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly effective Apprentice Caretaker to join our very successful, heavily over-subscribed Multi- Academy Trust with an outstanding ethos where staff are supported to become the best.

This scheme includes NVQ training in Facilities and Site Management.

These position is at Tabor Academy, Panfield Lane, Braintree, Essex CM7 5XP

Like us, you will be dynamic, innovative and hardworking. You will also have exceptional knowledge, a desire to positively impact upon students’ learning and a firm commitment to high academic achievement. Above all you will be dedicated to giving all our students an outstanding education.

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent practitioner who can enthuse and inspire.
  • Clear-thinking and outward-looking.
  • Dynamic, innovative and hardworking.

You will:

  • Join a skilled, creative, and supportive team.
  • Be part of a forward thinking organisation with Training School status.
  • Have a chance to shape the future of the area.
  • Work within a brand new, well resourced specialist learning environment.
  • Be given the opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • Make a real difference to the lives of young people.

Please feel free to visit our school website on

The post is 36 hours per week and 52.14 weeks per year. The salary is £17,547 per annum and is initially for 1 year.

Please click here to view the job description: Caretaker Apprentice Job Description

If you have any questions regarding the post or are unable to apply on line, please contact 01376 323701 Sarah Bayly, HR Officer at Tabor Academy.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS record check.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable applications for the post.