Information for Applicants

Recruitment for our 2020/21 School Direct courses is continuing as usual although our interview process is currently being carried out remotely.

Details of our School Direct courses are listed below including the latest status on whether places are still available.

All applications for training in 2020/21 must be submitted through UCAS.

Course List & status


Fees & funding (scholarships & bursaries)
For all WRA 2020/21 courses, the tuition fee is £9,250. There are 3 types of funding available for teacher training & depending on circumstances, you could receive all three: 

1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
3. Additional financial support if you´re a parent or have a disability

For full details of available funding options & eligibilty criteria for 2020/21 see the DfE Get into Teaching website.

Travel requirements
During the course trainees will undertake placements in two of our schools & have to make their own travel arrangements. Please note that whilst we are unable to guarantee exactly which schools trainees will be allocated for their placements, consideration will be given to individual trainee circumstances, home locations & access to travel wherever operationally possible. Trainees will also be required to travel to the university linked to their respective course on a regular basis (requirements for this vary between universities) & also travel to King James´s School in Knaresborough most Wednesday mornings (September-March) for Professional Studies sessions.

Please see the other pages in this section for details of the qualities the WRA look for in applicants, how to apply for a School Direct place and details of further information.

UCAS have produced some useful videos for applicants & links to them are as follows: