School profile

Balcarras School

Balcarras is a comprehensive school in Cheltenham. It is a secondary school with a large sixth form so we have pupils from age 11-18.

Balcarras believes in delivering outstanding education to pupils of all abilities. Education should be fun and engaging. We have a broad and balanced curriculum and recognise the importance of all subjects.

We are committed to training the next generation of teachers and welcome the opportunity to show prospective trainees the great satisfaction that this profession brings.

About our school experience

Details
For the school experience we offer observing lessons in your own and other subjects and across all age groups. You would also meet to find out what teacher training involves during the training year and then the early career framework. You would also get the opportunity to meet current or recently qualified teachers.
Start and finish times
8.45am to 3.35pm - Flexible

8.45am would be fixed but the finish time could be flexible

Dress code

Business dress, Smart casual

Teacher training

We are a School Direct school working with GITEP.
Details of the subjects we offer are on our website under School Direct but we would welcome school experience applicants for all subjects.

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: passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

Placement availability

We offer in school experiences throughout the year.

We would not offer during the first two weeks in September and not the last week of each term i.e. Christmas/Easter/Summer

School experience type
In school

Location

Address
East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 8QF
Map showing Balcarras School
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

On site parking available

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.

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Address
East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 8QF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish