Partner schools

Main placement schools

Future Teacher Training is part of Future Academies, a family of ten schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. Our Initial Teacher Education programme adopts a school-based approach, providing a main placement in one of our Future Academies or external partner schools.

The schools we work with share our vision and ethos for excellent teacher development and are child-centred organisations that work together to implement a knowledge-rich curriculum that transforms children’s lives and overcomes any barriers they face.


Primary schools

Churchill Gardens Primary Academy  |  Westminster

Churchill Gardens Primary Academy is a popular one-form entry school with committed and dedicated staff who work with families to develop independent lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Churchill Gardens was rated ‘Good’ during its last Ofsted inspection. 

Millbank Academy  |  Westminster

Millbank Academy is a two-form entry primary school offering an excellent education characterised by a first-rate curriculum and the rigour of high-quality teaching.

Millbank Academy was rated ‘Outstanding’ during its last Ofsted inspection. 

Pimlico Primary  |  Westminster

Pimlico Primary is a free school that opened in September 2013. Pimlico Primary is a new school in a new building; and it sets a new standard in primary school education, with subjects engagingly introduced from the first year in school.

In the grounds of Pimlico Academy, it has light and spacious classrooms, a library, a gym hall, sheltered outdoor play areas, a roof terrace and ‘the Lab’, a special room dedicated to art and science.

Pimlico Primary was rated ‘Outstanding’ during its last Ofsted inspection. 


Secondary schools

Barclay Academy  |   Stevenage


Future Academies Watford


Laureate Academy  |  Hemel Hempstead


Pimlico Academy  |  Westminster


Phoenix Academy  |  Shepherd's Bush


The Grange Academy  |  Bushey


Trinity Academy  |  Brixton



Secondary schools (outside Future Academies)

The Charter School East Dulwich

Opened in September 2016, CSED is one of the most oversubscribed new schools in the country.  Their founding cohort of students have now successfully completed their GCSEs and are completing their Sixth Form studies. 
CSED is part of The Charter Schools Educational Trust, founded on the conviction that excellent education transforms lives and strengthens the diverse communities that they serve. They are a school at the heart of their community, where families are important and all voices matter. Relationships are built on the foundations of compassion, equality and mutual respect, so that students, families and staff are valued and free to excel. 

West London Free School  |  Hammersmith

From its foundation in 2011, the West London Free School has been at the forefront of education, both locally and nationally. The school has a distinct and very clear ethos, which is to provide a classical liberal education for pupils of all backgrounds, emphasising scholarship and academic excellence. 

The curriculum is rich and knowledge-based and ensures that all the pupils are provided with an education that includes the materials and methods of the great scholars, thinkers and academics. Pupils learn how to study with rigour, diligence and application, so that they can study, absorb and understand their subjects at increasingly challenging levels as they progress through school. 


Wider partnership schools

We are proud of the broad range and number of independent, grammar and specialist partner schools that we collaborate closely with to ensure a high quality school-centred experience is available for each training cohort. This network covers a range of settings to include many independent, grammar and specialist schools.

Primary schools

  • Baldwins Hill Primary School, West Sussex
  • Eaton Square, Westminster
  • Elm Wood Primary School, Lambeth
  • Holland Junior School, Surrey
  • Leavesden Green JMI School & Nursery, Hertfordshire
  • Leopold Primary School, North West London
  • Moor House School & College, Surrey
  • Notting Hill Preparatory School
  • Paxton Primary School, Lambeth
  • Salusbury Primary School, North West London
  • St James Hatcham CE School, Lewisham

Secondary schools

  • Bobby Moore Academy, East London
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Islington
  • Kingston Grammar
  • Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead
  • Marylebone Boys’ School
  • Mercia School, Sheffield

Already working in a school?

We are always actively looking to grow and widen our partnership links with new schools. If you are working in a school already you may be able to do your main placement there if they are happy to support you as an unqualified teacher.

Join our ITT partnership

We are regularly approached by other schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) who are keen to develop a partnership that best fits their recruitment needs. Since we train new teachers across a wide range of subjects and age-phases this means we can adapt to suit your changing profile year to year.

If you are a Head or responsible for teacher recruitment or training in your school, please get in contact with us to let us know how we could develop a partnership with you.


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Future Teaching Scholars 

Future Teaching Scholars is an organisation that recruits secondary-school leavers with high academic achievement to become teachers of Maths or Physics.

Candidates applying for the programme are required to have at least a grade B or above in A Level Maths or Physics.

They are then sponsored through their undergraduate degree in Maths or Physics, and their Initial Teacher Training.

Their tuition fees are covered by Future Teaching Scholars. Scholars are paid a salary on the unqualified teacher pay-scale by the host school.

Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeships 

The Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship is a level 6 apprenticeship aimed at candidates with experience in schools. This excellent programme provides candidates with the same training and support as our tuition-fee route, and candidates train towards obtaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). 

The apprenticeship route is a salaried route. Tuition fees for this route are £9,250 which can be funded through the school's apprenticeship levy. In addition to the trainee teachers' fees being paid, the Department for Education provides grant funding to lead schools in partnerships employing postgraduate apprenticeship trainees. This grant funding is in addition to funding available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Training Subject Grant per trainee teacher 

  • Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Physics: £15,000 

  • Design and Technology, Geography, Languages (including ancient languages): £6,000 

  • Biology: £1,000

The trainee must be paid a salary on the unqualified teacher scale. The salary, UQ1, is at the discretion of the Head teacher. Teaching apprentices can be asked to teach up to 21 periods per week from the beginning of their training year, which do not need to be supervised. The apprentice should be employed for a full 12 months, and provide evidence of meeting the standards in this time. As this route requires the trainee to teach alone and at higher loading, we expect applicants to have experience within schools. 

At the end of the apprenticeship there is a final assessment (End Point Assessment) undertaken by an independent body and is usually scheduled in the first term following.