School profile

Kettering Science Academy

Kettering Science Academy inspires both our students and staff to achieve their best and believe in developing the whole person through strong academic and pastoral support. We are a caring, proactive community which has the students at the heart of everything we do.

Our students receive high quality teaching in a fantastic learning environment, ensuring that they reach their potential of being the best they can be. KSA supports a wealth of extra-curricular activities and educational experiences which help students prepare for life in the wider world. Students are treated as individuals at KSA and receive an education that is best tailored to their abilities and aspirations. Our ambition is to provide each student with an fulfilling education that will prepare them for the challenges, demands and opportunities they will meet in the 21st century.

We are a valued member of the Brooke Weston Trust and its network of schools. Our association with the Trust further allows KSA’s students and staff access to a range of excellent opportunities, and gives us a shared sense of belonging and identity through joint ventures that occur across the partnership.

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

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a 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

Please apply for your school experience here. We have a range of flexible dates available though we will avoid scheduling visits during busy school times, exam sessions and school holidays.

School experience type
In school


Deeble Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7AA
Map showing Kettering Science Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please drive into the car park, turning right just after the mini roundabout on Deeble Road. You can park anywhere in the shared staff and visitor area, avoiding allocated bays and drop off points. Please report to reception at the front of the building using the intercom.

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

Deeble Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7AA
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