Accrediting provider: Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT

About Us

Abbey Primary School is a National Teaching School and the lead school for a new and exciting model of initial teacher training that provides trainees with invaluable classroom experiences to equip them with the skills and knowledge to become effective and confident primary school teachers. Abbey School, as the lead primary school for the Leicester Teaching School Alliance (LeTS), works within an alliance of over twenty schools from Leicester City and the local region.

This Alliance of schools is committed to providing outstanding quality teacher training so the young people in our schools achieve the best possible outcomes. The Alliance hopes to use the School Direct route to grow outstanding teachers and leaders to employ in its alliance schools.

Abbey School and the LeTS alliance have worked in very close partnership with the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT, an outstanding primary ITT provider, in the design of this School Direct programme. All School Direct trainees on this route will benefit from following the full training programme of the L & L SCITT.

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About Your Training Provider

School Direct is a route to train teachers that follows the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) philosophy of putting schools at the heart of the ITT process. All trainees on School Direct programmes accredited by the L & L SCITT will specialise within training to teach either FS & KS1 (3-7yrs) pupils or KS1 & KS2 (5-11yrs) pupils.

Partner Schools

Trainees can be placed in any of the 60 Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT partner schools, including members of the Abbey Teaching School alliance and LeTS primary school partners.

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Phone Number

0116 254 3187


Abbey Primary Community School, 109 Ross Walk, Leicester, LE4 5HH

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