Working for BABSSCo

BABSSCo (The British Association of Boarding School Short Courses) was founded in 1995. BABSSCo's head office is based at Harrow School and has a full-time team provided by Harrow School Enterprises Limited, the commercial arm of Harrow School.

Our Courses

Our courses, which run each year in July and August, offer students a full programme of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tuition, as well as social activities, sports and excursions. We also run 'English Plus' courses for students wishing to learn English alongside Golf, Football, Dramatic Arts and Style. English lessons are taught by qualified and enthusiastic EFL teachers, with Activities Staff delivering the social programme.

Our Centres

BABSSCo currently operates at four UK Boarding Schools - Harrow School, Dulwich College, Heathfield School and Mill Hill School. For more information about each centre and the courses we run there, please click on the main links in the menu above. Not all centres run 'English Plus' courses. Please apply directly to the centre running these courses if you are interested in working on a particular course.

Our Staff

Staff working for BABSSCo come from a variety of different backgrounds. What they have in common is an enthusiasm and aptitude for working with children, a proactive attitude to their work and lots of energy! Although we demand a lot of our staff, we provide a positive and enjoyable working environment and many of our staff have been coming back to work with us for several years.

Anyone wishing to work for BABSSCo must be over 18 at the time they commence employment. There are no other specific requirements or qualifications that we demand of our Activities Staff, but EFL teachers must have a minimum of a CELTA or CertTESOL and a degree. All candidates will undergo DBS and reference checks prior to commencing employment.

Please note that the information on these pages relate to positions at Harrow and Mill Hill Schools. It is currently only possible to apply online for jobs at Harrow School and Mill Hill School. Information about jobs at our other centres can be accessed by contacting the centres directly.


BABSSCo staff have significant access to students under 18, therefore our recruitment process follows strict safeguarding guidelines. All new applicants should be aware of the following checks that will be completed during the recruitment process: 

  • Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that you should not be engaged in situations where you have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily
  • Proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required
  • References will be followed up
  • An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required prior to confirmation of appointment
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