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Initial Teacher Training

In collaboration with approx 60 partner schools and three universities we will be training 80 trainees in 2019-20.  We hope to recruit well over 100 School Direct trainees for 2020-21.


Please click tabs for our Primary and Secondary course pages. 

All applications are made through UCAS which opens on 8 October for applications to train in  2020-21..

Feel free to phone our Teaching School Office in term time if you have any queries:

Secondary Teacher Training: Alex Dijkhuis 0208 748 7600 (exn.290)

Primary Teacher Training: 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.