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Sponne School

About our school experience


Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you - it could also strengthen your application. Get a taste of school life..

During your placement, you’ll usually have the opportunity to:

Talk to teachers about day-to-day school life

Observe teaching and pastoral work

Watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught.

The subjects we can offer an initial day of school experience in are:




Modern Foreign Language



Further days maybe arranged subject to availability.

Start and finish times
9:30 am to 3:05pm
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

The Grand Union Training Partnership

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • 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
    • They must live within 25 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: Please bring a form of photographic identification such as passport or driving licence.
    • Must already have eligibility to work in the UK and must be applying to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

School Experience is available in term time and on specific days for the following subjects:
English - Tuesday
History - Tuesday
Geography - Tuesday
Maths - Wednesday
MFL - Wednesday
Sciences - Wednesday

School experience type
In school


Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
Map showing Sponne School

Not available on site

Long stay car park, Towcester, NN12 7AD

Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics