School Direct

The City of London Academies Trust are offering primary and secondary teacher training through the salaried School Direct programme in partnership with University College London (UCL) as of September 2018.

School Direct is an employment-based route into teaching for high quality graduates with a minimum of 18 months of work experience for priority subjects (marked with an asterisk below) and 2.5 years of work experience for all other subjects, including primary.

We are currently looking at recruiting in the following subjects: maths*, physics*, chemistry*, biology, languages* and computer science*, history, geography, RE.

As lead school, The City Academy, Hackney will work together with COL Highgate Hill, COL Highbury Grove, COL Southwark, COL Redriff Primary to provide a training programme for trainees, offering opportunities for collaborative supported training.

For more info please view our brochures below and visit the UCAS website to apply. 


School Direct, Primary Placements.

School Direct, Secondary Placements.