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Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy, is located on the edge of Croston village between Chorley and Leyland. The school is renowned, not only for its excellent results and outstanding status, but its reputation as a successful initial teacher training provider. Together with our alliance schools, we hold a long track record in supporting initial teacher training and shaping tomorrow's teachers.

We are looking for those who have not yet applied for, or accepted a place with another ITT provider and want to learn more about training to teach with the Bishop Rawstorne School Direct programme. On your school experience day you will observe lessons and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the programme and teaching profession. We look forward to meeting you at this exciting time in education.

About our school experience


A school experience visit will enable you to see four lessons, subject specific where possible. Our Initial Teacher Training Lead will talk to you and tell you more about the outstanding programme on offer and also answer any questions. Additionally, you may get the chance to interact with the pupils and classroom activities.

Start and finish times
08.45am to 1.30pm
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Bishop Rawstorne School Direct Programme

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, Driving Licence or Student ID card
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer school experience visits throughout the year to English, maths, science, geography, history, RE, art, computing and music.

We have now suspended visits as we break up shortly. Dates will be available from mid September 2023.

Please email Jane Prescott after 21 August 2023 to arrange a suitable date.

School experience type
In school


Highfield Road, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 9HH
Map showing Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Visitors parking at the front of school

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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Highfield Road, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 9HH
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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