Primary - School Direct Training Programmes

All applications must be made through the UCAS Teacher Training website using the 'Apply' system. Please click on the link below for further information. 


To find our list of training programmes, please click on the UCAS link below. In the 'search for a training provider' box search for us using the following lead school provider codes:

St. John's CE Primary School - 15D

School Direct salaried course code - 32QK

School Direct (unsalaried) course code - 32QJ

Lime Academy Larkswood - 1PX

School Direct salaried course code - 2WBW

School Direct (unsalaried) course code - 2WBX

UCAS search for an Initial Teacher Training programme 2018

It is essential that all applicants make contact with St. John’s CE Primary School and or Lime Academy Larkswood to arrange a visit to ensure that this route is the right one for you. 

School experience is essential, therefore if you have not done so already, we suggest you make contact with a local school or indeed one of our partner schools to spend some time in a primary setting before you apply. St. John’s CE Primary School is a member of the School Experience Programme. Please click on the link below for more information.

Get in to Teaching - School Experience Programme


An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) is required for entry to Initial Teacher Training. We ask applicants to confirm that they agree to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Entry requirements

To qualify for this school centered route you must have English, Maths and Science GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above and a degree of preferably a 1st or a 2:1, though no minimum is specified as we are willing to consider applicants who have a degree who can demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching. You must have 2 references and you must have passed the English and Maths professional skills tests before a formal unconditional offer of a place on the training programmes is made.

How we select:

There are three parts to the selection process;

  • there will be an initial observation of a short teaching activity followed by a written task
  • successful candidates will be called back for a more formal interview

Applicants who are successful at interview, are offered a conditional place on either the School Direct Training Programme or the School Direct Training Programme (unsalaried). This offer is subject to the following criteria:

  • applicant must present original degree certificate and GCSE certificates (or equivalent) grade C or above passes in English, Maths and Science
  • proof of ID and residency
  • satisfactory references
  • satisfactory health check and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • applicant must pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy

All overseas qualifications will need to be verified by NARIC.  For further information, please click on the link below:


Please find below links to other websites you may find useful:

DfE Get in to Teaching - Bursaries & Funding information

Student Loan Company

Student Finance

Student Finance Calculator

Please take a look at the Department of Education Skills Tests at

You could also take a look at the Teachers Talk site for help with the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills tests

If you require further information, tutoring or support with passing your Skills Tests, please contact Susan Marbe on