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King's Academy Bay House

Bay House School and Sixth Form is an 11-18 mixed Academy located on Stokes Bay in Gosport, Hampshire. Bay House is a future-focused School; we are relentless in our ambition to enable the success of our learners and staff. Our aim at Bay House is that every learner makes better than expected progress, enjoys and engages in a rich, diverse and challenging learning experience. Our Sixth Form regularly outperforms all state schools and colleges in Hampshire, beating the national average.
Our initial teacher training (ITT) Team dedicates itself to supporting aspiring teachers who are looking to join the profession. We work in partnership with the Universities of Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton by providing placements for those following the University-based PGCE route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We are also a School Direct lead school, working in partnership with the University of Winchester and the HISP Teaching School Hub, supporting newly qualified teachers through their Early Career Phase.

About our school experience


When you arrive at Bay House, please report to the main school reception, where an ID check will take place (against the ID you have sent over electronically (part of our safeguarding procedure). We operate a cashless catering system so please bring lunch and any other refreshments you wish for the day. You will be escorted to the department you are visiting, where you will either be introduced to your host or left with the class teacher. The rest of the day (8.45am-3.10pm) will be spent observing or interacting with lessons. Along with your timetable for the day, an optional proforma will be provided to record observations, thoughts and reflections during the lessons. Morning break and lunch break will be spent within the department, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of subject-specific teachers.
At the end of the day, you will be escorted back to the main reception to sign out. If you wish to meet with a member of the ITT team on the day to ask questions about various routes into teaching, please let us know in advance and we will organise that, depending upon availability. You will receive a follow up email. Should you wish to arrange any further visits then this can be discussed. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Start and finish times
8:30am to 3:30pm - Flexible

We can create a timetable to cater to your specific requirements, if you let us know in advance.

Dress code
No dress code supplied
Teacher training

We are a School Direct Lead School, working with Winchester University, We host PGCE trainee placements from Portsmouth, Southampton and Chichester Universities and partner with schools in the Coastal Alliance for second placements and training opportunities. We are working with the newly-formed HISP Teaching School Hub to deliver the Early Career Framework.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Gomer Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QP
Map showing King's Academy Bay House

Not available on site

Parking on site is by permit only, there is a pay and display car park nearby - Battery No2 car park on Stokes Bay Road PO12 2QU. There are also normally spaces in residential streets nearby.

Disability and access details

We offer an inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors with disability and access needs. We can cater for mobility issues by providing parking access on site and a timetable on the ground floor, if we know in advance. Please contact us with any special requirements and we will provide support if possible. We're happy to discuss your particular needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Gomer Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QP
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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