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Bosworth Academy

The school opened in Desford as Bosworth Community College in 1969, replacing the former Grammar School located in Market Bosworth. In 2003, the College was designated as a Specialist Sports College and the school became an Academy on April 1st 2012, having previously been a Leicestershire Upper School and Community College.
Since its beginning, Bosworth Academy has been a mixed comprehensive Upper School catering for the 14-19 age range. In September 2014, the Academy began the transition to becoming an 11-19 school. We have the benefit of a very rich, diverse catchment area stretching from the Warwickshire border to Leicester City. Many students also join us from beyond our immediate catchment and 90% of our students arrive by bus.
In October 2017 an Ofsted inspection team judged Bosworth Academy to be an ‘Outstanding’ school in every area of the Ofsted framework. This is the result of the dedication, loyalty and driving passion from our highly professional team. As the latest report states, the teaching and support staff ‘want to excel’ going the extra mile to improve the pupils’ life chances under the guidance of highly effective leaders.
There have been many magnificent performances across our wide range of GCSEs, with many students now beginning A level study at Bosworth Academy. Bosworth Academy has a policy of challenging all students to ‘be better than they thought they could be’ by raising the aspirations of every learner. As well as success measured in grades we are confident that our young people leaving Bosworth have many valuable attributes to contribute to their communities and future employers; their empathy and support for others, their capacity for moral leadership, their ability to work as part of a team or to take the initiative, as well as being thoughtful, kind and tolerant.

About our school experience


Candidates will be welcomed to our campus and receive a short induction, and overview of our Teach for Life partnership.
Taster dates are:
22nd November 2023
18th January 2024
14th March 2024
8th May 2024

Can expect to;
* observe subject specialists at all secondary Key Stages (3-5)
* be assigned with an experienced subject mentor for the day
*be provided with a range of resources to encourage self reflection and review
* a tour of the school
*meet with the teach for life team to discuss any aspects of the PGCE application process and the partnership interview days
*time at the end of the experience to feedback and ask questions

Start and finish times
08.45 to 15.15 - Flexible

We can support any personal arrangements that a candidate may need to consider.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are the LiFE MAT partnership and we also work very closely with most of the other Leicester city and county training providers.

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 License is acceptable
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
8 May 2024


All subjects

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Leicester Lane, Desford, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 9JL
Map showing Bosworth Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Free parking on site.

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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Leicester Lane, Desford, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 9JL
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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  • Maths
  • Physical education
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