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Bury St Edmunds County Upper School is the Lead School in Suffolk for the School Direct Training Programme for Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teacher Training (SNITT). See the SNITT website: School Direct Tuition Fee for more details.

Click this link to read more on Tuition Fee information.

Together we offer you:

  • High quality teacher training which gives you the opportunity to ‘learn’ about how to teach in a supportive school environment
  • A blend of teaching experience in schools informed by high quality centre-based training
  • Training by experienced classroom practitioners and highly qualified trainers
  • PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Masters level credits (up to 60)
  • A course which receives high satisfaction ratings from our trainees
  • The opportunity to excel in teaching – last year more trainees than ever graduated with a grade of ‘Outstanding’
  • Very good employment prospects

Please see underneath the list of schools that are offering School Direct Training Programme places in Suffolk with their web links.

If you wish to make a School Direct Training Programme application, we urge you to visit the SNITT website for further guidance and information about the application at SDT Applications. Having read the guidance and information then please make an application to UCAS.

Please note that you should not name the schools below in your application as you are required to put Bury St Edmunds County Upper School as the Lead School for School Direct Training Programme applications in Suffolk. You can put the name of one of the listed schools below within your personal statement but it is not a requirement of a successful application.

All applications should be received by 19th December to the SNITT and TA website.

Name of School School Direct Training
Programme Places
Address of school website
Copleston High School, Suffolk PE, ICT, DT, English
Felixstowe Academy, Suffolk Chemistry, PE , MFL (German and French), English Maths
Hadleigh High School, Suffolk Maths, Chemistry, MFL, English, ICT, Music
Samuel Ward Academy, Suffolk Maths,Physics, Chemistry, MFL, DT , ICT
Stowmarket High, Suffolk Maths, English, History, D & T, PE & Music
Thomas Mills Academy, Suffolk MFL, DT , PE, English and Science
Westbourne Sports College, Suffolk English, PE, Music