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The Willink School

The Willink is a vibrant, caring, rather unique community school with a strong tradition of high achievement. We are driven by our vision that all students flourish to achieve their full personal and academic potential and as a result, they become confident, respectful and resilient global citizens with the knowledge and skills to be successful in 21st Century. These core values of Engage Respect Achieve(ERA) underpin all that we do.

We have high aspirations for every student and strive for excellence in everything we do so that we provide the very best education for our young people. Our team of committed staff utilise their exceptional subject knowledge and teaching expertise to ensure that The Willink provides a truly thriving learning environment.

Our holistic approach to education ensures the academic, social, emotional and physical development of our students. We offer a comprehensive curriculum which integrates the latest educational practices with innovative teaching methods.

We value diversity and foster a culture of respect and inclusivity. Our students come from various cultural backgrounds, contributing to a rich multicultural learning environment.

Beyond academics, we provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, clubs, educational trips and visits which cater for diverse interests and talents.

About our school experience


We are delighted to open up our school on this date to those people interested in training to teach at The Willink and the University of Reading. The session will comprise an overview of teacher training, the different options available, financial support and the application process as well as a question-and-answer session.

When you register, we will send you an information form which will need to be completed and returned. We will then be able to send you an official invitation to your school experience day. Please be aware that the timings for the day are 8.30 until 15.05.

Book places at

Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.45
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

The Willink School is the lead school in the Two Counties Teaching Partnership

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


School Lane, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3XJ
Map showing The Willink School

Yes - on site parking provided

Follow the postcode for Burghfield Common Library then park anywhere on the school drive.

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're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

School Lane, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3XJ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Spanish