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Millais School

Millais School is a single sex school of 1500 girls on the northern side of Horsham. We enjoy a well-established reputation for academic success, recognised by Ofsted in 2010 and 2014 as an “Outstanding” school and designated as a National Teaching School in 2011 and 2015, successfully leading a local alliance of schools.
Millais provides an outstanding education based upon excellent and imaginative lessons, combining academic rigour with creative techniques and modern technology. There is high quality teaching, support and care from dedicated teachers and support staff who place the students at the heart of everything they do.
We have been training teachers for many years and offer a supportive environment in which to learn your craft and start your teaching career.

About our school experience


Visitors will see six lessons of 50 minutes each across the day, four before lunch (with a 20 minute break in between) and two after, These will be in the curriculum area they have requested, but may not always be a single subject eg in science and languages, you should expect to see a mix of subjects. All visitors will see a range of age groups. In exam periods or towards the end of the summer term when whole year groups are off timetable, this does make a whole day of school experience more difficult. You will be encouraged by the class teacher to interact with the students and discuss the content of the lesson, their learning and progress.
As we have a cashless catering system in the school, you must bring your own lunch and may want to bring a flask wth tea/coffee as well. There are water fountains throughout the school.
We will email a booklet containing further information and some information/optional tasks to be thinking about during your observation.

Start and finish times
8.20am to 3pm - Flexible

Just let us know if you need flexible start or finish times.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are an experienced School Direct Lead School for a partnership of 9 Good or Outstanding secondary schools across West Sussex, three of which have sixth forms. We offer places in a mix of subjects and routes through the Universities of Brighton, Sussex and Chichester.
We also have a number of Primary places in Horsham and the surrounding villages, so we are able to offer a varied primary training environment from urban to rural.

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
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 20 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: Please bring a passport or driving licence on the day.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Depot Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5HR
Map showing Millais School

Yes - on site parking provided

As with many schools, parking can be an issue. We don't provide reserved spaces for school experience visitors, but you are welcome to use the school car park or surrounding roads if the car park is full.
Please park considerately for our neighbours.

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; just let us know so we can timetable you accordingly.

Access needs policy

Depot Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5HR
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish