Thinking of becoming a Teacher?

Train to Teach with Us

For all secondary phase subjects and primary phase

September 2019

Would you like to train to become a qualified teacher in an outstanding West London school partnership?

Cranford Community College Teaching School Alliance is recruiting graduates to train to become qualified teachers via the School Direct training route.  Successful trainees will undertake a comprehensive programme to gain Qualified Teacher Status and the PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in conjunction with our partner universities.

You could qualify for either a salaried place or a tax free bursary of up to £30,000 while you train.

In order to apply you need to be a graduate or in your final year at university, and you need GCSE Maths and English grade C or above (and C in Science for Primary training places).

These opportunities are located in our Alliance of Primary and Secondary schools based in West London.

How to Find Details of all our Courses

All our courses with details are listed on the UCAS website.  To find out more follow these steps:


Click on Teacher Training

Click on Find Training Programmes Starting in 2019

In the Search for a Training Provider box enter ‘Cranford Community College’

Click on Cranford Community College and our full list of courses will appear

All applications must be made via UCAS – details of how to apply are found on

Partner Schools

Our partnership is growing but current partners include:

Khalsa Secondary Academy

Berkeley Academy 

Cranford Primary School

Norwood Green Junior School

Springwell Junior School

Westbrook Primary School

The Westgate School Slough

Beavers Primary School

Regardless of the main school that you train in, applications must be made for Cranford Community College on UCAS as Cranford is the lead school in the partnership.

What we can Offer You

  • The opportunity to train to teach in an outstanding West London school partnership.  Cranford Community College is the designated lead school and is a National Teaching School
  • Some posts qualify for a tax free bursary depending on your degree result and subject check for more details
  • Our training providers are the LDBS and Kingston university both of which are outstanding providers
  • Award of the PGCE which can contribute towards a Masters level programme
  • Upon successful completion of the programme the possibility of employment with us

Applicant Requirements:

  • A relevant degree from a UK university or a recognised university abroad (these will need to be NARIC assessed)
  • The degree must be linked to the subject you want to train to teach for secondary, but this is not required for primary
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths (and Science for primary)
  • Although not essential, experience of working with children and or young people would be an advantage

Salary or Training Places?

  • We may be able to offer salaried places for some candidates
  • Other candidates may be offered training places which may attract a bursary depending upon subject and class of degree.  Click here for more details
  • Candidates on the training route will be required to pay £9,000 training fee. This may be financed with a student loan

For further information on routes into Teaching click here


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