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School profile

Burford School

Burford School was established in 1571 in a Cotswold market town and has an impressive history. We have around 1450 students on roll. It is one of the few state boarding schools in Britain and as such welcomes about 100 students from all over the world. This means that we have a truly international demographic. Boarding life makes Burford a very special place to work and study.
Our inclusive and aspirational school values of Respect - Participate - Reach run through everything we do at Burford. It can be experienced in our school day, from assemblies to lessons to the vibrant co-curricular offer.
Burford School is a great place to train and start your teaching career - visit us and see for yourself!

About our school experience


Meet current Early Career Teachers and/or trainees.
Visit lessons in your chosen subjects.
Find out more about curriculum content and the significance of Safeguarding in an educational setting.
Understand what it means to teach in the state school system.
initial discussion about application process and our local providers.

Start and finish times
9.15 to 1.00
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Our main provider for initial teacher training is Oxford University; we take trainees in the following subjects: English, Science, History, Geography, RE, Modern Foreign Languages.

We work with the Oxfordshire Teaching School Hub (SCITT) for trainees in the following subjects: Art, Design Technology, Mathematics.

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 have a degree
    • They must live within 20 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PL
Map showing Burford School

Yes - on site parking provided

Please enter the school campus via the A40 entrance and park at the front of the 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.

Access needs policy

Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PL
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Design and technology
  • Maths