St John Bosco Arts College

We are a high performing, Secondary School in Liverpool, with almost 1,100 students, recognised by Ofsted as being Good.
We offer a full range of subjects, and are very proud of our GCSE results. We have a great focus on 'High Expectations' and providing the very best education and opportunities for all of our students.
We are highly experienced in running School Direct PGCE programmes, and each year have a large number of Trainee Teachers complete their postgraduate qualification with us.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence

Currently due to enhanced Coronavirus protocols we have temporally suspended visits to school.
St John Bosco Arts College is the lead school for St John Bosco Teacher Development Partnership. We are a leading provider of secondary ITT in the North West. School experience with us is typically one day long with the majority of the time being spent in the classroom in lessons. There will be an initial briefing about how to observe lessons effectively as well as some information on our School Direct Programme and other potential training routes. You will be able to watch a range of lessons taught to different age groups and talk to teachers and current trainees about their experiences of day-to-day life in school.

Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Physical education, Physics, Religious education, and Spanish


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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
  • 16 to 18
Storrington Avenue
L11 9DQ
Placement availability

We offer school experience placements throughout the school year. We may have limited availability for school experience during exam time, or the week before and the week after school holidays.

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Start and finish times

9.00am to 3.30pm - Flexible

Our start time is fixed however we can be flexible about your finish time.


Yes - on site parking provided

On site parking provided and is available on a first come first served basis. On street parking is available near by.

Teacher training offered

St John Bosco Arts College is the lead school for St John Bosco Teacher Development Partnership. We work with schools across the Liverpool City Region to offer teacher training placements.

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