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
Just let us know if you need flexible start or finish times.
- Dress code
Business dress, Remove piercings
- 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.
Links to more information about our school
- 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. either passport or driving licence
- DBS check required
No, candidates will be accompanied at all times. This is for one day only. Any sustained school experience will require a DBS. Please note that you will not be able to leave a lesson for a comfort break.
- Depot Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5HR
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
- School phases
- Secondary (11 to 16)
- Art and design
- Design and technology
- Languages (other)
- Physical education
- Physics with maths
- Religious education