Initial Teacher Education

The de Ferrers (Burton, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire) Partnership

UCAS Training Provider Code: 1E2

De Ferrers is a highly successful and ambitious 11-18 Academy catering for over 2,100 students, situated on the outskirts of Burton-Upon-Trent. We have received national and international recognition for the work we are currently doing on transforming teaching and learning through the use of Apple technology.

As the Burton-Upon-Trent Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC), trainees with us will be provided with outstanding opportunities to access and develop their teaching in a modern, forward thinking educational establishment. This was confirmed through our recognition as an Apple Distinguished Programme school.

School Direct Primary trainees who are on placement at the schools below will be supported in their placement school throughout the year by a school mentor. All school mentors receive mentor development offered by the University in order to support their trainee.

Trainees will also be supported throughout the year by an experienced University tutor, and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively alongside other School Direct trainees during sessions at the University.


If you are successful at the University interview, your application will then be forwarded to de Ferrers for consideration. They will then review your application, with successful candidates being invited to an interview. This will involve a variety of tasks, some of which will involve interaction with children. These will be followed by an interview at de Ferrers.

De Ferrers will inform interviewees of their decision as soon as possible after their interview.

Placement schools

How to apply

When you apply via UCAS-TT you will need to search for and apply to the 'de Ferrers Academy (Training Provider Code: 1E2)'.

The University of Nottingham will be listed as an accredited provider.


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University of Nottingham
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Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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