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Get school experience

Use this service if you want to request school experience in a primary or secondary school in England.

School experience allows you to find out more about teaching by visiting schools.

You'll need:

  • the right to work in the UK
  • a degree (or to be studying for one)
  • to be aged 18 or over

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Before you start

By using this service, you'll be registered with the Department for Education's Get Into Teaching service to receive tailored advice about becoming a teacher.

You’ll need to provide personal details which schools will use to decide whether they can offer you school experience. They may contact you for further information.

During school holidays, schools may take longer to respond to requests.

Some schools charge fees to cover their costs. These will be clearly listed and need to be paid directly to the individual school.