Teacher Training at Upton


Upton Meadows Primary School is a Lead School for School Direct Teacher Training working in partnership with The University of Northampton.


We offer an exceptional Initial Teacher Training programme which will provide you with support, guidance and training in a variety of dynamic settings.

2018 - 2019 School Direct

We will offer ITT with the University of Northampton through School Direct PGCE with QTS training places for 2018-19. This year we have 2 training places for Primary 3-7yrs and 5 training places for Primary 5-11yrs. 

A new website is available to candidates for support with the numeracy skills test http://www.numeracyskillstest.co.uk

We now have eight schools in our alliance these include:

  • Bridgewater Primary School
  • Bugbrooke Primary School
  • Delapre Primary School
  • Harpole Primary School
  • Kislingbury Primary School
  • Pattishall C of E Primary School
  • Paulerspury Primary School
  • Portfields Primary School

The trainees for the academic Year 2016 – 2017 have now completed their training and have all secured employment for September. This years trainees have already started their first placements and are settling in well to their schools. 

If you have any questions about the School Direct programme or would like to look around the school please contact Upton Meadows Primary School and ask to talk to Mrs Palmer or email deputyhead@uptonmeadows.co.uk 



  1. Train to Teach A5 24pp Booklet WEB