Welcome to the White Rose Alliance

Step up to secondary teaching

The White Rose Alliance (WRA) is a partnership of thirteen 11-16 (most are 11-18) schools based throughout Yorkshire delivering a high quality School Direct secondary (unsalaried) programme to train the next generation of teachers. 

The aim of the White Rose Alliance is to develop outstanding, adaptable, reflective teachers in a supporting, enriching environment, well-prepared for their future career.

UCAS is now open for submission of applications for 2018/19 courses.

Course List 


The partner schools in the White Rose Alliance are:

  • King James´s School, Knaresborough (WRA Lead School)
  • Allerton Grange School, Leeds
  • Boroughbridge High School
  • Bradford Grammar School
  • The Grammar School at Leeds, Leeds
  • Northallerton School & Sixth Form College
  • Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
  • Ripon Grammar School
  • Sherburn High School
  • Stokesley School, Stokesley
  • Tadcaster Grammar School
  • Thirsk School & Sixth Form College, Thirsk
  • Hambleton & Richmondshire Pupil Referral Service


To find out more about the schools in the White Rose Alliance, please see our WRA partners section.