School profile

Corby Business Academy

We, at Corby Business Academy, work hard to ensure that our students have the best teaching and learning, and a full range of enrichment activities that run alongside academic studies.

We are proud of the exceptional facilities on offer at Corby Business Academy and we are valued members of the Brooke Weston Trust. This means we have the support of a well-established organisation that educates thousands of students in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Our students attend inter-Trust activities, such as educational visits and sports competitions.

Classroom experiences are supplemented by educational trips and visits that broaden knowledge of their subject areas and equip students for life beyond the Academy. Our role as educators is to ensure that students have the best possible learning and life experiences that nurture both their academic qualities and enable the development of their unique personalities. We take a similar philosophy for our staff; support starts with trainee teachers through the ‘golden thread’ of teacher development. We provide the best possible mentors and training package, reflecting our shared Trust ethos of ‘Ambition for All.’

About our school experience


We recognise how important it is for prospective teachers to gain some first hand insight into how a school runs.

Our days may include:
Talking to Hub staff about the teacher training scheme
Talking to existing trainees about their experiences
Asking teachers about their typical day
Observe teaching
Observe tutor times
Watch a range of subjects being taught.

You will also get the chance to gain advice on how to complete a training application and gain valuable insight into some of the skills you can showcase in your personal statement.

No DBS is required because you will also be with a member of staff but you will be able to interact with students and watch how they engage in their learning.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 1:00pm - Flexible

Other times can be negotiated with our Team.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a lead delivery partner for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme designed by the outstanding Teach First and led by Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub: an industry leader in early career development for teachers.

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: For example a passport or driving licence
    • Must be considering apply to our schools to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer a range of times and dates for school experience to fit in around your own schedules. Please request an experience and our team will be in touch. Please note we will avoid holidays and busy school periods such as exam time.

School experience type
In school


Academy Way, Gretton Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5EB
Map showing Corby Business Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please park either in the visitor car-park as you enter the drive for the school or come through the barrier by buzzing reception and park in the car-park directly outside school. Please report to reception as you enter.

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

Academy Way, Gretton Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5EB
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Computing
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Spanish