About Wandsworth SCITT


Mission Statement 

We aim to provide a challenging and well designed programme of school-based practice and academic study to a wide range of trainee teachers. Our inclusive ethos and well resourced environment offer a highly supportive and personalised approach to learning. 

“Trainees greatly value the high-quality, individual pastoral and academic support they receive which contributes to their very good progress” (Ofsted 2012).  

Since 1996 Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium (WPSC) has been accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to train highly motivated graduates to teach 3-11 year olds in primary schools via a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT). From 2003 there has also been the opportunity for trainees to specialise as teachers of 3-7 year olds. For 2017/18 we are offering PGCE places for 29 trainees. The course provides trainees with the theoretical and practical experience needed to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of a PGCE with credits towards one third of a Master’s. For the last eight years all who have qualified via Wandsworth SCITT have found work as teachers, a much higher percentage than the national average.


We are currently based in a training suite at the top of Alderbrook Primary School, Oldridge Road, London SW12 8PP.

Facilities include an office,  lecture room and  common room. Trainees have access to the Wandsworth Learning Resources Service and Kingston University Library and Resource Centre in addtion to a small on-site library.

From August 2017 the training suite will relocate to St. Mary's RC Primary School in Battersea, Lockington Road, SW8 4BE.

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