School Direct Applications

Waldegrave School is the Lead Teaching School in the Richmond Teaching School Alliance. Working with our local Secondary Schools: Orleans Park School, Hampton High, Twickenham SchoolChrists’ School, Richmond Park Academy, Teddington School, St Richard Reynolds Roman Catholic College and Turing House School, we will be offering School Direct Places in the following subjects:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology (Textiles)
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (French with Spanish or German)
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious application

How do I apply?

To apply for School Direct places you need to complete registration and application through the UCAS website. The link to search for courses starting Sept 2020 can be found here.

When searching on UCAS for a training provider, please follow links for RTSA (Richmond Teaching School Alliance).

Teacher Training Advisers

Further advice and support with making applications for teacher training can be provided by registering with the Get into Teaching website.  Teacher Training Advisors (TTAs) are available to provide one-to-one support to all graduates wishing to train to teach in any subject. 

Early Career Payments

Early-career payments are available to teachers starting their initial teacher training (ITT) in the 2018 to 2019, 2019 to 2020 or 2020 to 2021 academic year. This is in addition to receiving a bursary or scholarship during ITT.

The following teachers are eligible:

  • mathematics teachers who started postgraduate ITT in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will receive early-career payments of £5,000 each in their third (2021 to 2022) and fifth (2023 to 2024) years of teaching. Teachers in one of the listed local authorities will receive an additional £2,500 per payment, making each payment £7,500 in total
  • mathematics teachers who started postgraduate ITT in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will receive early-career payments of £5,000 each in their third (2022 to 2023) and fifth (2024 to 2025) years of teaching. Teachers in one of the listed local authorities will receive an additional £2,500 per payment, making each payment £7,500 in total
  • mathematics, physics, chemistry and languages teachers starting postgraduate ITT in the 2020 to 2021 academic year will receive early-career payments of £2,000 each in their second (2022 to 2023), third (2023 to 2024) and fourth (2024 to 2025) years of teaching. Teachers in one of the listed local authorities will receive an additional £1,000 per payment, making each payment £3,000 in total

Please click here for further information and guidance

Further information on bursaries and funding can be found here.