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Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Based in Kings Heath, in South Birmingham, Bishop Challoner Catholic College is an 11-18 mixed secondary school, with a partnership of over 100 primary and secondary schools located across the West Midlands.

The school experience is provided through Bishop Challoner Training School and its Alliance of Schools across the Midlands, BCTSA.

Our SCITT offers a wide variety of programmes - Primary (3-7 and 5-11), Primary with Maths, Primary with PE, Primary with SEND - and a full range of secondary subjects. We offer a choice of full-time and part-time programmes, QTS plus PGCE and QTS only,

We have many years of experience in delivering teacher training, with strong pass rates and levels of employment post-training, the majority in schools in our Alliance.

About our school experience


We invite you to join us for the following:
* workshop - getting the best out of lesson observations
* lesson observations
* routes into teaching
* programmes offered by BCTSA
* when possible, the chance to talk to a current trainee or ECT and ask them questions on what it's really like to train to teach with BCTSA
*the offer of a 1:1 session to obtain individual advice.

Start and finish times
9.00 am to 1.30pm - Flexible

Although this is a fixed programme, if we know in advance, then we can be flexible. Please just contact us to arrange this.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Bishop Challoner Training School is a school-centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT).

We have over a 100 primary and secondary partnership schools that offer teacher training placements, located in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7EG
Map showing Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Not available on site

There is no on-site parking. There are public car parks next to the school and one opposite the school that takes card only. There are also usually free spaces available on nearby side streets.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We are happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Institute Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7EG
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education