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

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Before you start

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

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.