Initial Teacher Training

We have been working with other schools in the South and West Norfolk area in a partnership formally known as:

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In partnership with the Encompass Teaching School Alliance led jointly by Hartismere Secondary School and Banham Primary School, we offer a supportive placement where students are able to develop and progress their teaching skills. Encompass also has the capacity to offer a period of time within a special school environment.


The Bawburgh School is a lead school offering QTS Tuition (with or without a PGCE) placements across a consortium of schools. We work very closely with Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk Teacher Training (NESTT) to provide high quality ITT which is predominantly school based.

Tuition Route

Trainees on this route are students and are required to pay tuition fees of £9250 to NESTT. You may be eligible for a tuition loan to pay for this and also a maintenance loan. To check, please see the Student Finance calculator on the GOV.UK web site

Both Salaried and Tuition routes offer:

  • high quality teacher training
  • a blend of teaching experience in schools informed by high quality centre-based training
  • training by experienced trainers many of whom are also classroom practitioners
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option of also taking a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (includes 60 Masters level credits)
  • very good employment prospects within local schools.

Our consortium schools are spread throughout Norfolk – please see list below.  If you have any queries then please visit the NESTT website for further information at

Please note applications should be made through DfE APPLY and not directly to the school.

Miss C. Stedman, Executive Headteacher

The Bawburgh School, Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR

Tel: 01603 742329 | Email:

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The Barford and Bawburgh Federation

Barford Primary School
Chapel Street, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB

The Bawburgh School
Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR