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 School Direct Salaried and Tuition placements across a consortium of schools. We work very closely with Suffolk & Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) to provide high quality ITT which is predominantly school based.

Salaried Route

Trainees on this route are employed by a school. You must have the support of a school who is willing to pay your salary when you apply. The minimum this can be is full-time on point 1 of the unqualified teacher or instructor scale. The school will also need to pay Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT a training fee of £4909. This includes the university administration cost for the PGCE.

Tuition Route

Trainees on this route are students and are required to pay tuition fees of £9250 to Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT. 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 – Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT awarded Outstanding by Ofsted 2013
  • 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
  • postgraduate Certificate in Education, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 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 regarding School Direct, then please visit the SCITT website for further information at

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


  • Catton Grove Primary School
  • St Martin at Shouldham CE Primary Academy
  • St Peter’s CE Primary Academy, Easton
  • Fairstead Community Primary & Nursery School
  • Bignold Primary School
  • Avenue Junior School
  • Cringleford CEVA Primary School
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Thomas Bullock CEVA Primary School
  • Burnham Market Primary School
  • Scarning Primary School
  • Harleston Primary School
  • Toftwood Junior School
  • Fakenham Junior
  • Snettisham Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Magdalen Gates Primary School

Miss C. Stedman, Executive Headteacher

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

Tel: 01603 742329 | Email:

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Partnership Schools

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

The Bawburgh School
Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR