Train to Teach




Train To Teach


Prendergast School Direct Training Partnerships

Prendergast School offers two routes for teacher training:


Non-Salaried School Direct PGCE

In partnership with Kings College, London, our School Direct PGCE route leads to PGCE with QTS, and enhanced employment opportunities within the partnership.

We offer fee funded English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Maths, Biology, Computing, Religious Education, Languages (French and Spanish).  Government Bursaries are available to support the cost of training.

As a School Direct Trainee you will complete your PGCE course at Kings College, London and will have two contrasting school placements. one here at Prendergast School and the other at one of the Prendergast Federation Schools, either Prendergast Ladywell School or Prendergast Vale School. 

For more information on Kings PGCE and School Direct please click on the link below:


Salaried School Direct QTS

In partnership with Bromley Schools Collegiate, our School Direct Salaried route leads to you being recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  You will be employed as an unqualified teacher at a Prendergast Federation School and attend training sessions with our training partner BSC one day per week.

We offer training in a variety of subjects according to the current training vacancies in our federation schools. As part of your training you will also be required to complete a 6 week placement at another South London school within the BSC partnership. 

For more information on the Bromley Schools Collegiate, please click on the link below:


Making An Application

Applications for School Direct PGCE are always welcome.  Current School Direct salaried vacancies are advertised on the UCAs website when they become available.  Please submit all applications  through the UCAs website.

If you are interested in following either of these teacher training routes and would like further information please contact the Professional Coordinating Mentor, Julia White to arrange for an informal chat at