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School direct information

How do I apply?

Applications are made via the UCAS website.

All applicants must complete the pre-application task that will be sent to them when they are invited to an interview, this must be presented on the day.

What happens to my application?

All applications are processed by The Wroxham School, who will shortlist and invite candidates to interview if their application is successful and meets the university criteria. If the applicant is accepted, they will then be allocated to a school in our alliance that has requested a trainee, in line with their year group or key stage requirements. We are always willing to work with schools that are new to our alliance, especially if they are already keen to host a particular applicant.


School Direct Unsalaried

Currently, the unsalaried route is the only option we are able to offer, due to the previous bursary being removed for the salaried route.  We in talks with the University of Hertfordshire about the possibility of being able to offer the Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship - please contact us or keep checking our website for more information.

On the unsalaried route, the School Direct Primary PGCE Training Programme, you are not paid a salary but you are eligible for student finance.

We are currently looking for students to fill PGCE training spaces in our own school for the academic year 2019/20 and also have lots of other schools interested in hosting a trainee.

Please see the School Direct website and the University of Hertfordshire for more details and the different course programmes.

What do I need to do before I am able to apply?

Applicants need to have Maths, English and Science at GCSE level before they start the course, as well as an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above). The more experience you can get, before you start the course, the better prepared you are and the more likely you are to be selected.

How do I get into school to gain primary experience?

Unfortunately we are unable to take on any volunteers at Wroxham at the moment due to COVID regulations.  Hopefully we will be able to welcome volunteers later in the year.  If you would like further information about training at Wroxham or in a Partnership school please contact or phone the school.


For more information from the University of Hertfordshire about the School Direct routes into teaching, please click here.