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The de Ferrers Academy

The de Ferrers Academy is a large secondary school based in Burton on Trent, which caters for over 2000 students. The school has it's own sixth form centre and is split across three sites.

About our school experience

An immersed experience within your chosen faculty observing excellent practitioners, experiencing school life and an opportunity to discuss paths into teaching.
Start and finish times
08.30am to 3.10pm
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

We are a partner school for The John Taylor SCITT, and also work with a university provider.

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: Please bring Photo ID with you upon arrival.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


St Mary's Drive, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL
Map showing The de Ferrers Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is available on all three campuses.
Please use the visitor spaces provided

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. The environment is adapted to the needs as required. This includes: •Ramps •Elevators (Trent Sports Hall / Maths block, Sixth Form Campus) •Corridor width (Trent Sports Hall) •Disabled parking bays •Disabled toilets and changing facilities •Library shelves at wheelchair-accessible height. •Hi-Viz markings for Visually Impaired students. •Light signal fire alarm adaption for Hearing Impaired students

St Mary's Drive, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics