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Gretton Primary Academy

Gretton Primary is a village school with a strong family feel and a big heart set in the rural Northamptonshire countryside. Our priority here is to prepare children to become outstanding future citizens and we do this by fostering in them a sense of community and belonging as well as by helping them develop a strong moral compass and a secure sense of right and wrong.

We believe that all children are individuals and that every single child has their own strengths which we endeavour to help them to develop. All children are valued and all efforts are celebrated, with the result that our children grow into confident individuals who value their own worth and who leave us ready for the next stage of education and the world beyond.

As part of the Brooke Weston Trust, we benefit from being part of a larger, extremely successful academic organisation which allows us to access to opportunities, facilities and support beyond the normal scope of a village school, without losing our village identity. We also recognise the importance of developing our staff with many of our teachers accessing excellent professional development from Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub.

About our school experience


We recognise how important it is for prospective teachers to gain some first hand insight into how a school runs.

Our days may include:
Talking to Hub staff about the teacher training scheme
Talking to existing trainees about their experiences
Asking teachers about their typical day
Observe teaching such as literacy and numeracy work
Observe form times and topic work

You will also get the chance to gain advice on how to complete a training application and gain valuable insight into some of the skills you can showcase in your personal statement.

No DBS is required because you will also be with a member of staff but you will be able to interact with students and watch how they engage in their learning.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 1:00pm - Flexible

Other times can be negotiated with our Team.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a partner for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme designed by the outstanding Teach First and led by Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub: an industry leader in early career development for teachers.

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: For example a passport or driving licence
    • Must be considering apply to our schools to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

This school can be flexible on dates and times. Please be aware we will avoid visits at particularly busy times in our academic year, and school holidays.

School experience type
In school


Kirby Road, Gretton, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3DB
Map showing Gretton Primary Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please park on-street near to the school. Please be aware this is a residential area when parking. Please report to reception through the front gate.

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

Kirby Road, Gretton, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3DB
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.