School Secretaries

School secretaries provide administrative support in schools by keeping and maintaining school records and performing a range of routine clerical tasks within the school.


New workers

New workers start around £7,872. Normal pay is £19,670 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,219.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,630 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Arranges payment of invoices, handles cash.

  • Orders equipment and stationery.

  • Undertakes reception duties for visitors, handles face-to-face and telephone enquiries and passes on messages.

  • Handles enquiries from parents and arranges meetings with members of staff.

  • Maintains administrative records relating to pupils and staff, and generates statistical and other reports.

  • Types directly or transcribes letters, reports and other documents, and prints or photocopies documents as required.

  • Sorts, files and otherwise deals with incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Administrative Support

  • Business Support Systems

  • Invoicing

  • Data Entry

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Finance

  • Numeracy

  • Information Privacy

  • Personal Care

  • Office Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Administrative Functions

  • Clerical Works

  • Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.