About the training provider
Why train with us?
“The quality of training at the Great Court School is first class” Ofsted January 2018
Grey Court Teaching School Alliance is a group of good and outstanding schools to work, train and learn. We provide a supportive, outstanding and tailored learning opportunity in partnership with the universities of St Mary’s, King’s College London and Goldsmith. The Grey Court Alliance is a partnership of 11 secondary schools across Richmond and Kingston boroughs, many of which have achieved outstanding ratings.
Our partnership of secondary schools is led by Grey Court School and includes a variety of mixed secondary and primary schools, a faith school and a girls’ school.
They are within the Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Kingston: *Wald grave School
*The Holyfield School
*The Kingston Academy
*Meadlands Primary School
*The Russell School
*Sheen Mount Primary School
*St. Richard’s Primary School.
All our mentors are qualified teachers with great expertise to share and train you as you prepare to enter the best job in the world!
Our trainees have said “Training with the Great Court Alliance was an outstanding experience”.
About the accredited body
In addition to the well-established and highly regarded PGCE, Goldsmiths is delighted to be working in partnership with us to offer School Direct, a school-led route into teaching.
This new path is a way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a teacher while learning on the job, based in a school while you study.
Courses last for one full academic year (September - July) and involve two placements. Although you will not be able to choose where your placements will be, the lead school will do their best to place you near your home.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Working in partnership with the universities, we support candidates with disabilities and other needs.
All our student teachers are assessed to evaluate their "fitness to teach" as part of their enrollment process.
In the past we have successfully trained student teachers with
*mental health conditions
Grey Court Alliance is a very supportive and inclusive environment to train and work in. We are very proud or out well-being policy and provision for our school community.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Grey Court School
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond Upon Thames tw10 7hn
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond TW10 7HN
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