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School profile

Southwold Primary School

Our successful partnership of schools (Orchard Primary School, Southwold Primary School and Hoxton Garden Primary School) are based in Hackney, East London with easy transport links into and out of Central London. Our partnership schools are all graded good or outstanding by Ofsted and we are also recognised for the exceptional achievement our pupils make, particularly our disadvantaged pupils.

We provide a broad ranging curriculum, whilst ensuring that children learn to speak, read, write and count at a level which will give every chance of success. Despite their challenging contexts, our schools have established a highly collaborative and successful way of working supported by continual self-evaluation and improvement. We are committed to ensuring that all children get the best possible primary education.

About our school experience


We offer an action packed experience day covering: 2 hours of direct classroom experience, hearing from current or recently qualified trainees and an opportunity to talk to our London Metropolitan University partners on routes into teaching.

Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Start and finish times
8.30am to 4.00pm
Dress code

Smart casual

No denim

Teacher training

The Viridis Schools Postgraduate Apprenticeship Programme offers a school-led, employment-based, postgraduate initial teacher training which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS & PGCE) in partnership with London Metropolitan University.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes are a nationally-recognised, work-based route into teaching. It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn. Our apprentices have achieved very achieve highly: in its first year of running, our trainees were all graded Outstanding in their teaching practice and almost all gained distinctions in the academic work. All have continued in employment in their schools. This exciting and challenging route is the perfect preparation for your career in teaching.
You will be employed by a school as an unqualified teacher while you learn on the job with an inner London salary of £21,641 with the possibility of being employed by the school as a teaching assistant in the Summer term of 2019 to support your induction.
If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher or teaching assistant, it offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status. You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our unique training partnership with London Metropolitan University will also prepare you for a PGCE qualification with face to face training at University along with independent tasks.
Similar to School Direct (salaried) programmes, you’ll be employed directly by the school. Unlike School Direct (salaried) programmes:

Course Code: 38YD

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times. Proof of identity is required (photo ID only)
Proof of address is required

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Detmold Road, Clapton, Hackney, E5 9NL
Map showing Southwold Primary School

Not available on site

Candidates are advised to arrive via public transport.

Disability and access details

We provide an inclusive environment for pupils, staff and school experience candidates with access needs.

Detmold Road, Clapton, Hackney, E5 9NL
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times. Proof of identity is required (photo ID only)
Proof of address is required