You will need to apply online through the UCAS website:

To help you find our teacher training places: go to ‘2. Finding a training programme’ and click on ‘find training programme starting in (year)’

Secondary Training Programmes

We have vacancies across most secondary subjects, with both School Direct salaried and training places, in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • MFL
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

Search for either Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (provider code 1KU) or Teach Kent and Sussex (provider code 2EZ) to explore availability for specific programmes.

Primary Training Programes

Our Primary School Direct Programme led by Claremont Primary School has 10 vacancies for school direct training places. We also have 6 vacancies for School Direct primary on our SCITT programme.

If you would like to train in one of our primary schools, you should search for:

  • Claremont Primary School (provider code 1TP, training programme code 2BVM); or:
  • Teach Kent & Sussex (provider code 2EZ, training programme code 33PS)

Note, that the selection arrangements for both primary programmes are conducted by Claremont Primary School.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email [email protected] and we will respond to your query asap.


We are looking for people who are ambitious, determined and willing to work hard to make a difference to the lives of young people. You will need to be willing to go the extra mile to secure academic progress for every child whilst playing a role in shaping their resilience and character. You will need to be committed to sharing our vision that great teaching transforms the life opportunities of all students.

You will need a high standard of literacy, numeracy and personal presentation. At interview candidates will need to discuss school visits and/or school based work experience.

In order to be eligible to apply to train as a teacher through School Direct you must have:

  • A UK undergraduate honours degree
  • A standard equivalent to a grade C in GCSE English and maths (and also in Science for primary programmes)

If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

All candidates for teaching training also need to pass literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training.