We're delighted to offer Primary and Secondary School Direct initial teacher training, in partnership with schools and academies across East Anglia.  

This builds on our consistently high OfSTED grades and a long-standing and strong partnerships.

We cover a wide geographical area, with schools and academies in urban, rural and coastal settings. This means we can offer you a broad range of placement opportunities.  

What's the difference between School Direct and university-led routes?

If you're offered a place on our School Direct route, you'll know the lead and partner schools where you'll have at least one of your placements.  

In 2022-23 UEA will be working with the following School Direct Lead Schools:


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Our next PGCE open events will be held in-person, at UEA’s campus in Norwich on the following dates: 

How do I apply?

Applications for School Direct places are made through the GOV.UK service called Apply for Teacher Training.

Please note: School Direct applicants will be required to meet the criteria of both the Lead School and the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us: 

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