Initial Teacher Training

Training with us


Training with Pershore High School

Pershore High School has extensive experience in ITT, having been a Training School for five years, and received an extremely positive Ofsted Inspection Report in September 2017. We provide a supportive environment in a dynamic and exciting fully comprehensive school for 12-18 year olds, giving opportunities to widen professional experience inside and outside the classroom. Trainees will be part of successful and high achieving departments, with a wealth of experience to draw from. Trainees will have a comprehensive Professional Programme of training to follow and be part of a large contingent of fellow trainees from other routes into teaching. Evaluation feedback from ITT trainees is always positive with 100% of trainees awarding the provision as good or better. This, alongside department support, will give you the best possible start to your new career.


Criteria for selection:

All applicants must complete a pre-entry skills test for courses starting from September 2014. Applicants must pass skills tests in literacy and numeracy before commencing the course. You will need to have submitted an application in order to book your test.  

  • Candidates will have unlimited attempts to achieve a test pass.

  • All candidates will be able to book 3 tests per subject, free of charge. A charge will be applied from the fourth test attempt per subject. 

We expect applicants to have booked or passed their skills test prior to being interviewed.

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  • A clear commitment and desire to do their best for young people;

  • An interest in the achievements of young people;

  • An open mind as to how their previous experiences can apply to the new context of a school;

  • A willingness to act upon the advice of those professional colleagues supporting them.

  • An understanding of the professional environment in which teachers work.

  • An individual who is organised and efficient, has excellent communication skills and a determination to embrace the school’s culture of high expectations and achievement.    


SCITT, Schools Direct and PGCE Training Programmes 2019-2020


How to apply: 

  • To apply for the PGCE route through a University, you will need to complete an online application to the University itself through UCAS.

  • To apply for SCITT or School Direct training (the school based training routes) you will need to complete the online application to Prince Henry's and South Worcestershire SCITT through UCAS.

    Please read the paragraph below for information about accessing the correct UCAS application pages.


All details of the subjects offered at Pershore High School, Prince Henry’s and other partner schools as well as the codes needed for your UCAS application can be found on the Prince Henry’s SCITT website. Whilst this route is non-salaried there are various means to secure funding to support you. We suggest you visit the DfE funding section of their website for information on accessing bursaries, grants and student loans: