Accrediting providers: Leicestershire and Leicester SCITT and Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

About Us

Ash Field Academy is the lead school for a School Direct route that provides trainees with invaluable experiences to equip them with the skills and knowledge to become effective and confident teachers for both mainstream primary and special school settings. Trainees applying to Ash Field Academy can expect to have an excellent SEND training as part of a mainstream course and to have at least one out of three school placements in a special school. Trainees will also benefit from a successful and experienced special school teacher mentor over the course of the year.

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About Your Training Provider

The Ash Field School Direct route is accredited by the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT. All Ash field SD trainees will benefit from following the full SCITT training programme, whilst also being allied to some exceptional schools within the partnership. All trainees will also benefit from taking a full PGCE, with 60 Masters credits, as an integral part of the course.

Partner Schools

Trainees can be placed in any of the 60 Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT partner schools but will also have the option of a final placement in a special school that is part of the Ash Field Teaching Alliance.

Email Address

Phone Number

0116 273 7151


Ash Field Academy, Broad Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4PY

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