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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Training to Teach

Applications to start training in September 2018 are available on the UCAS website.

Cardinal Pole is proud to be a Lead School for the Inner London Teacher Training Alliance, in partnership with London Metropolitan University. The Alliance is a partnership of 15 schools, and we will soon be recruiting trainee teachers for September 2018.

We are a Lead School for the PGCE in English with Media, which is led by the highly prestigious English and Media Centre in collaboration with London Metropolitan University.

Places are available in the following specialisms, both primary and secondary:


  • Early Years Education (with LMU)
  • Primary Education (with LMU)


  • Maths (with LMU)
  • English (with the English and Media Centre and LMU)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) (with LMU)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (with LMU)

The Inner London Teacher Training Alliance is a partnership of schools working together with London Metropolitan University to provide high-quality teacher training places. We represent schools across London, as part of a cross-capital alliance of schools that provide diverse contexts in which to train the new generation of London teachers.

Around 80 schools work with London Met, in 4 clusters, each with a lead school, of which Cardinal Pole is one, with a cluster of 15 primary and secondary schools.

Cardinal Pole School has a long involvement with teacher training, and a strong commitment to ongoing professional development for all our staff, including an onsite Masters course. All of our School Direct routes lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE, which carries 60 Masters Level credits.

London Metropolitan University has a long history of providing high quality Initial Teacher Education from its base in Holloway Road, and is a principal trainer of new teachers wishing to work in and around London. Its diverse student body reflects the multicultural contexts in which they teach. The ITE provision it offers has been rated as ‘Good’, by Ofsted, with tutors described as ‘inspirational’. 

In addition, the school is validated to train teachers via the assessment only route, avoiding the need of expensive fees.  If you are interested in further information please contact: Mr Adam Hall, Deputy Headteacher on