Choose the CSPTSA for your training

Supporting schools in Bradford & Keighley for over 10 years


School Direct Open Evening - Thursday 7th March

All interested future teachers are welcome to St Francis Catholic Primary School, Myers Lane, Bradford, BD2 4ES to find out more about our programme. The evening starts at 6pm and will be finished by 6.45pm - it could change your life!

18 Primary Schools, 2 Secondary Schools, 1 amazing experience

Our schools have excellent transport links by rail or car. We border Leeds, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Halifax and have a diverse and rewarding range of schools. We are a Catholic Partnership, but like lots of our children, parents and teachers, you do not have to be Catholic to be a part of what we do.

You will be immersed into school life straightaway, part of our family. You will receive bespoke on the job training from a mentor, overseen by our Lead Mentor. We provide much of the training in partnership with St Mary's Teaching School.

We have:

Wonderful Children

Amazing Parents

Dedicated Staff & Governors

100% Employment rate

Better than National retention figures after 3 years

70% Retention after 5 years

20 schools to experience

1 school based mentor & 1 Lead mentor for every trainee

Bespoke, personalised training

Support for job interviews

A career pathway to develop and nurture your talent throughout your career

£3000 worth of training in your first 3 years of teaching


Our School Direct programme is predominantly school-based (4 days in school, I day at University per non-teaching week, 4 days in school and I day training per teaching week) and leads to the award of PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status accredited by Leeds Trinity University, an established and widely respected institution with an excellent reputation for teacher training.

Early Years 3-7

Your school based placements will be across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

You will be given specific support on how the youngest children develop and will be supported and guided by our outstanding Early Years staff and our experienced Lead Mentor.

General Primary 5-11

This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teacher Year 1 through to Year 6. 

You will be given specific support on how the children develop and how to prepare them for the next stage in their education and will be supported by our outstanding staff  and our experienced Lead Mentor.


We have 2 high schools who offer placements for trainees in the following subjects:

  • English - FULL FOR 2019/20
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Religious Education. 

You will spend slightly longer in university initially preparing you for the older children. You will have the support of a mentor in school, guiding you every step along the way.

Apply now!

Click here to apply to train to teach with us.

The codes you need are:

  • Provider - The Catholic Schools Partnership (UCAS code 13k)
  • Early Years 3-7 (UCAS code 2HD2)
  • General Primary 5-11 (UCAS code 2C6F)
  • Secondary English (UCAS code 2C8Z) - FULL FOR 2019/20
  • Secondary Geography (UCAS code 2C8X)
  • Secondary History (UCAS code 2C8V)
  • Secondary Mathematics (UCAS code 2C92)
  • Secondary Physics (UCAS code 2C8M)
  • Secondary Religious Education (UCAS code 2C93)

Entry Requirements

  •  An honours degree at 3 or above in any national curriculum or relevant subject
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of the Professional Skills tests for literacy and numeracy

  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure

  • Health clearance

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Successful Applicants

  • Have a good understanding of the role of teachers
  • Have shown commitment to working with children
  • Are  enthusiastic learners
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Love children
  • Want to make a difference
  • Are resilient and go the 'extra mile'

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Bursaries & Funding

There are three types of funding available for teacher training - depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  • Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  • Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  • Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

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More information

Please click the button below to email our Director, Simon Gallacher, who can provide further information bespoke to your needs.

CSPTSA Director

We work in partnership with Leeds Trinity University

A highly rated university that gets to know you as a person, not a number. Lots of your training will be at Leeds Trinity, facilitated by specialist leaders and experienced lecturers.