School of Education

Toot Hill School

UCAS Training Provider Code: 1EB

We are delighted you are looking at training with the Toot Hill School partnership and warmly invite you to consider joining us. Toot Hill School is part of the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT alliance.

We are a partnership of 26 multi-phase schools spread across the East Midlands, who all share a common goal of continuous school improvement through collaboration. The lead school is Toot Hill School, rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted. 

Our partner schools have a long, successful history of working with Initial Teacher Training students so we are very excited by the School Direct programme and feel it is an ideal way for us to train and develop staff in our own schools. 

As well as the normal training programme offered through School Direct, we also offer a more bespoke training package for our participants, which will enable you to gain valuable and interesting wider experiences. We pride ourselves on the quality of care and support we provide to our trainees.

We have a dedicated School Direct Co-ordinator for our alliance who will ensure you are supported in your school, will quality assure the training you are undertaking in school and will organise additional training sessions with the other trainees within the alliance to enable you to fully understand the community in which you are training. You will also be offered opportunities to gain wider experiences through our more bespoke alliance training package.

Post-University interview

If you are successful at the University interview, your application will then be forwarded to the Toot Hill School partnership for consideration. The Alliance will then review your application, with successful candidates being invited to an interview. 

If we decide to invite you to a school-based interview, this will include:

  • an introduction to the schools within our alliance 
  • an observed session with a group of students 
  • a formal interview  

Following successful interviews we will discuss with successful applicants the most appropriate school for their needs and skills. 

After the course

Whilst there is no guarantee of employment after the School Direct course, our aim is to train teachers to work in our 50 Alliance schools. 


Our employment rates are consistently high, last year 100% of our Primary PGCE School Direct trainees secured employment as a teacher in a school.

How to apply

When you apply in UCAS-TT you will need to search for and apply to 'Toot Hill School (Training Provider Code: 1EB)'. The University of Nottingham will be listed as an accredited provider. 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you are having problems finding the relevant course on UCAS.

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