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Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance

School Direct

The School Direct Training Programme is available to graduates with a degree classification of 2.2 or higher (please click here for more detailed guidance).

Each year, Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance has an allocation of non-salaried, School Direct PGCE places and salaried, QTS only School Direct places. We are looking for applications from the most able graduates across the immediate area and London. School Direct provides candidates with an opportunity to gain practical experience within a group of good and outstanding infant, junior and primary schools within the London Borough of Richmond in South West London; schools that are able to personalise the training to the needs of the individual candidate.

This path into teaching is a great way to gain the qualifications and practical skills needed to become a teacher. It enables those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, to combine teacher training with ‘on the job’ learning.

School Direct is an excellent way to learn and qualify to become a teacher, offering candidates support from their future colleagues who have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance works alongside St Mary’s University to provide outstanding training for primary school teachers. All applications must be made via UCAS using the link below:


All applications must be made
via UCAS using the the following link.
Click on the Teacher training tab.
Then search for Richmond Primary Teaching School Alliance. The programme code for SD PGCE is 27LC and for the salaried QTS only route is 2YN2.