Hodgson Academy

Hodgson Academy is a mixed comprehensive school in Lancashire for students aged 11 to 16. We provide a first rate, all-round education for children of all abilities.

We are a National Teaching School, in partnership with Blackpool Sixth Form College, supporting the training and professional development of the teaching profession.

Hodgson is also the joint sponsor of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, giving guidance and support to the FCAT academies.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • You must be applying for teacher training and live within 50 miles of the school.

Hodgson Academy has been designated as one of the first wave of National Teaching Schools and we have offered school experience for many years.

At Hodgson we provide an initial day of experience in your area of expertise followed by a further 9 days if required.

We would need to do a volunteer DBS for your further 9 days and we are happy to to do this. The fee is £15 charged by our DBS provider.

We ask that you are looking to apply to teacher training and have completed your degree or are in your final year.

Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, English, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Music, Physical education, Physics, and Religious education


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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Moorland Road
Placement availability

We are happy to provide School Experience throughout the year and will confirm when you select your dates.

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school
DBS check required


You would be required to do a volunteer DBS at the cost of £15 to yourselves.

DBS check fees

£15.00 One-off, Cash

The fee covers the cost of carrying out your DBS check. I you have a current DBS on the update service there will be no charge.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Start and finish times

8.30 to 2.50


Not available on site

Please park on the surrounding roads being mindful to residence.

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

Teacher training offered

Fylde Coast Teaching School SCITT

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