School profile

Pittville School

Pittville School is an 11-16 foundation school on the north edge of Cheltenham. We are a truly comprehensive school and proud to cater for the full range of academic ability. As a smaller than average school we really get to know our pupils and the strong relationships we build contribute to the friendly, supportive atmosphere around the school. We believe that all students, regardless of their ability or background, should be challenged and given the opportunities to achieve the best they can. We have really talented and dedicated teachers who are always willing to share their expertise and support others within the school and the wider teaching profession, but the best thing about our school is our amazing students and getting to share in their achievements.

About our school experience


Where possible we can tailor our school experience to your particular needs, but a typical day would include:
- Tour of the school
- Time with teachers in the subject area(s) you are interested in teaching
- Lesson observations in the subject area(s) you are interested in teaching
- Opportunities to interact with pupils during lessons if possible
- Opportunity to meet with the school Professional Lead to talk through Teacher Training routes
- Where possible opportunity to meet with current trainees or recently qualified (early career) teachers

Start and finish times
8:20 to 3:20 - Flexible

We prefer candidates to arrive at 8:20 as we have staff available to sign you in and collect you before the school day starts.
We can finish the school early if required.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are part of the GITEP (Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership) SCITT offering QTS with PGCE through the University of Bristol.

We also offer placements with other local providers where we can support.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence ideal
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

School experience days are available throughout the year during term time. When you contact us we will try to find a date that matches your needs.

School experience type
In school


Albert Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JD
Map showing Pittville School

Yes - on site parking provided

We have parking onsite for visitors.

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

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Albert Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JD
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish