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School Direct

School Direct is a school-led training programme for graduates who want hands-on training in a school. On a School Direct course you’ll feel part of our school family, and get the chance to learn on the job in at least two different schools, working with experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice from day one.

Excalibur TSA’s School Direct programmes have been designed by our alliance schools in partnership with Bath Spa University, based on the skills we are looking for in a newly qualified teacher. Based at St John’s Marlborough our School Direct courses run from September to June and all result in QTS awarded with a PGCE. Trainees will be required to pay tuition fees for these courses (£9,250) but may be eligible for student finance as well as bursaries in some secondary subjects.

For the 2020/21 academic year we have vacancies in the following subjects:

We have now completed our recruitment cycle for 2020/21. We will be accepting applications for the 2021/22 programme via UCAS from October 2020.


  • Art & Design(Secondary)
  • Biology (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Chemistry (Secondary) NO VACANCIES
  • Computer Science (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Design & Technology (Secondary) NO VACANCIES
  • Drama (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • English (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Geography (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • History (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Mathematics (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Modern Languages (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Music (Secondary) NO VACANCIES
  • Physical Education (Secondary) COURSE FULL
  • Physics (Secondary) NO VACANCIES
  • Religious Education (Secondary) NO VACANCIES


  • Primary (Age 5-11) NO VACANCIES