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Train to Teach - School Direct 

We are pleased to offer two School Direct programmes for 2020-2021.
Our school Direct (salaried) programme - course code 3DRM and School Direct (Fee Paying) - course code 3DRN are now open for applications on UCAS. 

Please use the following course codes when searching under Pudsey Primrose Hill lead school:

School Direct Salaried 3DRM 

School Direct Fee Paying 3DRN

An information event will take place at school on Wednesday 6th November at 6pm. If you would like to attend this event, please email
The event will provide detailed information about our programme and the schools we work with as well as the opportunity to speak to current and former trainees.

Are you interested in a career in Primary Teaching?
Pudsey Primrose Hill, a strategic partner of Noctua TSA, are the Lead School for School Direct (Salaried)
and School Direct (Fee Paying) and work in collaboration with Educate Teacher Training.
We have a partnership of schools across Leeds and Bradford  who work together to deliver the School Direct route into primary teaching. We have created a ‘learning on the job’ style programme with trainees allocated to one of our partnership schools for the academic year. Trainees carry out a six week second school placement, also in one of our partnership schools.

We offer both Salaried and Fee Paying programmes and have delivered Initial Teacher Education for over 10 years.

Phone: 0113 2574129 Email:
Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Noctua Teaching School Alliance

Educate Teacher Training

Pudsey Primrose Hill is the Lead School for Teacher Training within Noctua Teaching School Alliance. We work together with Educate Teacher training and 15 other Primary Schools across Leeds and Bradford to offer ‘School Direct’ as a high quality and professionally respected route into teaching.
As a graduate with a ‘good’ honours degree you can apply via UCAS to the partnership to undertake your training. The year-long programme is school based and training is delivered by Alliance Schools and our partner Higher Education Institute- Educate Teacher Training. 
Our aim is to train the next generation of outstanding teachers and we are keen to recruit trainees who share this vision. We provide bespoke training, delivered by outstanding practitioners, across a diverse range of schools. Training is tailored to the needs and experiences of the individual trainee, taking account of your current knowledge and skills.
After a year’s successful training you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status and be in an excellent position to gain employment.

Please contact Kathryn Dickson (Head of School) for any further information

Places Available l.
For 2020 to 2021 we can offer School Direct Salaried and School Direct Unsalaried (Fee paying) Primary School places.
Minimum Qualifications Required
You will need GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and a 2:2 Honours degree or above in any subject.
Salaried or Unsalaried (Fee Paying)?
There are two different School Direct Routes designed to appeal to people with a range of experiences.
School Direct Salaried Route:
You meet the minimum qualification requirement.
You have three years’ experience of full time paid employment which does not have to be working with children.
You have some experience of working with children. This may be in a voluntary capacity.
You will be paid as an unqualified teacher in your ‘host school’ for the year of training.
School Direct (Fee Paying) Route:
You meet the minimum qualification requirement.
You have had some experience of working with children. This may be in a voluntary capacity.
You will pay a fee of approximately £7,000 to train.
You may be eligible for a range of bursaries and can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of the training.

What you need to bring: Two forms of identification – a primary ID such as a passport, and a secondary ID this can be for example a debit card. More information can be found on the STA website.  (links to

How to apply
UCAS opens in October 2019 for courses starting in September 2020 (APPLY  1)
If you don’t get an offer from APPLY  1 you can apply from 2nd January 2020 through APPLY  2.
You must apply in APPLY 1 before you can apply in APPLY  2
Shortlisting will take place once enough applications are received via UCAS. There is no annual pre-determined date for this. 
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a face to face interview
Interviews will be held in schools and will involve School Leaders and representative from Educate Teacher Training.
If successful you will be made an offer conditional on qualification checks; passing professional skills tests and satisfactory DBS Check.

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