The Pennine Lancashire School Direct Partnership

We are a small cluster of eight highly experienced Secondary Schools, who have worked together to develop a comprehensive and robust training programme for professionals looking to teach. The schools in our partnership are:

Marsden Heights Community College;
Alder Grange Community and Technology School and Sixth Form;
Ribblesdale High School;
The Hollins Technology College;
Pendle Vale College;
Park High School,
West Craven High School
Ss John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School.

Our School Direct training programme is open to all graduates who meet the minimum entry requirements prior to application. Funded by the tuition fees paid by the trainee directly. You will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee, loans and scholarships where applicable. Places fill fast so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Subjects Available

– Biology
– Geography
– Modern Foreign Languages
– Religious Education

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have the equivalence of a 2.2 degree or above with good A Levels in the chosen subject specialism and a GCSE grade A* to C in English and Mathematics.

In addition to the minimum entry requirements, we are looking for candidates with the potential to be an outstanding teacher and posses the right personal qualities.

Applications must be made through the UCAS website.

Our course offers you

Qualified Teacher Status
The opportunity to gain Masters Level Credits
Access to Edge Hill University
Plus much more

Contact us today to receive a FREE information pack.

Why choose the Pennine Lancashire School Direct Partnership?

All of our ITT students are fully supported through a well-structured professional studies programme, you will have access to the ICT infrastructure, a networked laptop, a dedicated work room and professional library. As an ITT student you will become fully involved in school life by your attachment to a form group and involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Our partnership facilities enable our ITT students to be fully prepared for teaching in the 21st century, by enabling you to use interactive whiteboards, creative learning spaces, lecture theatres and a large outdoor environment.

Reimbursement for any extra travel costs incurred by trainees is at the discretion of the lead school.


You get amazing support from the tutors throughout the whole course. I feel I am thoroughly prepared to enter the world of teaching and there is no greater feeling than knowing what you have accomplished in one year. The environment within the school supports learning from the children all the way up to the teachers. This type of environment is one that encourages you to ask questions and learn with everyone else. It’s like a wave of learning that you get carried along by.
Mrs Medcalfe

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