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Welford-on-Avon Primary School

Welford on Avon Primary is high achieving, larger than average rural primary and nursery school located in the village of Welford on Avon in Warwickshire. The school serves the local community but also draws pupils from surrounding villages.

Our intention is to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them at school for their future life responsibilities and experiences. We encourage every pupil to discover and develop their own skills and abilities, as well as their interests, talents and their own distinctive personalities so they can each achieve their full potential.

Our rich educational environment promotes positive attitudes and an ethos where each child is valued and offered every opportunity to succeed. We see the potential in all children, with emotional wellbeing central to all we achieve. Our school is a happy and vibrant community in which our highly qualified staff have high expectations for the children and strive to bring learning alive in order to nurture and inspire success.
We aspire to build confidence across the entire school community through a culture of kindness, mutual respect and consideration. By providing for their enrichment, we believe our pupils will profit from their lives as children. At the same time, we are laying the foundations for future challenges. We value the contribution of every child and believe that our broad and balanced curriculum offers all pupils the opportunity to develop a thirst for learning, acquire new skills and discover their individual and unique talents.

Recently, we opened a Resource Provision on our school site to meet the needs of children with Communication and Interaction difficulties.
We lead the Arden Forest School Direct Teacher Training Programme in partnership with The University of Worcester using our experience and expertise to train the next generation of teachers.

About our school experience


We offer full or part day experiences as a single day, series of days or block. Candidates would experience the full running of a classroom, observing a range of lessons being taught, gaining knowledge of a variety of teaching styles and interacting with pupils.

With School Direct trainees placed at our school in a range of classes, you would be able to see first hand the teacher training process, have the opportunity to talk the the trainees about their experiences on the programme and discuss the structure of the programme with the Lead Mentor.

Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

We would welcome candidates who would like flexible timings for school experience to fit around their own commitments.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

W are a School Direct Lead School (Arden Forest School Direct) offering a programme which is accredited by the University of Worcester. This course will lead to a PGCE with QTS status and 60 credits at masters level.
You will develop your teaching skills with the support, guidance and coaching of well-trained expert colleagues in a school setting, with Lead Mentor Headteacher Julie Leeman and Deputy Headteacher Lucy Wretham, and through regular on campus contact with your University Mentor.

Throughout the programme, you will have continual contact with an experienced mentor who will help to guide your development, assess your progress and support you to maximise your potential.

The majority of your time will be spent in school, observing, working alongside and contributing to a teaching team. This will be complemented by university based training sessions to develop your pedagogical understanding.

We offer both an Early Years and Primary route to teaching.

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

Yes - when in school. DBS check will be required for all candidates completing work experience in school. This will be completed by contacting the school office team in the first instance.

Placement availability

We offer career experience days throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


Headland Road, Welford-on-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8ER
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Parking is on Headland Road where the school is located

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.

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Headland Road, Welford-on-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8ER
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. DBS check will be required for all candidates completing work experience in school. This will be completed by contacting the school office team in the first instance.