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Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open.


If you would like to find out more about the programmes, please ring our lead school, St Anthony's Catholic Primary on 0113 2776944.


Below is a selection of information about the School Direct programme with our partnership of schools. We hope you consider applying to our teaching school and look forward to meeting you soon.

We have a Facebook page where you can learn more about the school as well as viewing important updates and information about the course and the latest rounds of applications. To access our Facebook page, just click here.

Course model: 


As a local partnering school with Leeds Trinity you will receive teaching from university academic staff at Leeds Trinity campus, and receive school-based training alongside your mentor and practicing teachers.


The structure for the 22-23 course will feature two University-based training days and three school-based days in the first half term, followed by three school placements in two contrasting schools throughout the remaining terms.




The course can be financed by Student Loan, dependent on individual circumstances. Extra financial support is sometimes available.  The tuition fee is £9,250 a year for postgraduate study with Leeds Trinity.


Contact details: 


For further details about School Direct, please visit the Get into Teaching webpage at: You can also find out more about Teacher training courses at


For more information about the School Direct PGCE courses taught by St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School please contact our Teaching School Head:


Miss Lisa Leonard

Telephone: 0113 2776944



For more information about the partnership with Leeds Trinity University, please contact:


Jenny Stuart-Collins

School Direct Programme Director

Telephone: 0113 2837314



If you wish to find out more about our Primary 3-7 route, please ring St Anthony's for contact details of our Early Years ITT Leads, Gemma Martin and Rachel Capaldi.