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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 but be aware that theres not much time left before the end of term so it is important to apply as soon as possible now if you want to start in Sept 2019. 

You will be able to access summary descriptions of all our schools and information on information sessions held centrally here in Hammersmith if you need more help. 

The pages also include a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying the advantages of our Teacher Training programmes and partnerships,  including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance, and entry requirements. 

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

All applications are made through UCAS.

Feel free to phone our Teaching School Office 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.