How do I apply?

Apply to School Direct

In order to apply for a place on School Direct with us from September 2020, applicants must have:

  • GCSE grade C / Level 4 in English and Mathematics – and a science subject for primary trainees
  • A degree

Professional skills tests in English and Maths are no longer required for trainees starting from September 2020.

All places offered are subject to successful applicants who also meet a ‘suitability’ criteria; (Enhanced DBS and Prohibited List check) and ‘fitness to teach’ (mental and physical health) requirements.

Applications for 2020/21 will open via UCAS at (date to be confirmed). Search for Derby Teaching Schools Alliance with course code 2KT2.

For more information contact the School Direct team for a friendly chat on 07712 674 474 or email