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 and the North East delivering a high quality School Direct secondary programme to train the next generation of teachers. 

School Direct is a pre-dominantly school-based route into teaching for quality graduates whilst working in partnership with the course accrediting university.  The White Rose Alliance offers unsalaried places only.

For details of our 2017/18 courses, click here.

We love to talk teaching. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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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
  • Priesthorpe School
  • 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.


Partner Schools