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Initial Teacher Training

In collaboration with approx 60 partner schools and three universities we will be training 84 trainees in 2018-19.  We hope to recruit well over 100 School Direct trainees for 2019-20.


Please click tabs for our Primary and Secondary course pages. All our primary and secondary School Direct courses for 2019-20 have now been confirmed by DfE

You will also find summary descriptions of all our schools and new information on teacher training recruitment fairs and open days being held here in Hammersmith.  In particular we are running a major recruitment fair on Tuesday 9 October. Please see the link below for further details and registration:

The pages also include a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying what ‘School Direct’ teacher training actually means and its advantages including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance (not yet updated for 2019-20), and entry requirements. 

See also a separate tab above about the advantages of teaching in London.

All applications are made through UCAS which will open on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Feel free to phone our Teaching School Office if you have any queries:

Alex Dijkhuis 0208 748 7600 (exn.290)

Pippa Currey 0208 748 7600 (extn.466)  .


If you are a school considering involvement in School Direct with us, please click on the relevant school tab above, to understand more about why this is so popular with our schools; its particular advantage in terms of recruitment; what funding you receive; and what’s involved. 

Other training routes: Many schools are currently being sent emails from private organisations offering a whole range of different training routes.  We can look into any of these on your behalf. We are building up a resource comparing the advantages and disadvantages of different routes including looking closely at teacher apprenticeships.