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King Ecgbert School

Mercia Learning Alliance was formed by the Ofsted Outstanding Teaching School and World Class School King Ecgbert School in South West Sheffield at the border of the Peak District. We are an 11-18 fully comprehensive school and are very proud of our inclusive values, our socially and ethnically mixed intake and our drive to enable all young people to reach their full potential through excellent teaching, high aspiration and nurturing pastoral support. Our students make excellent progress, far beyond national averages, and this is due to the commitment and skill of our teaching and talented support staff along with a genuine desire from the student body to work hard and achieve. We have a nationally renowned Integrated Resource for students with autism spectrum disorder, adding an extra dimension to the experience we can offer to your training.

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About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • King Ecgbert School is the lead school in our Teaching School (Mercia Learning Alliance). We offer School Direct initial teacher training working alongside the University of Sheffield. We would therefore like to offer school experience to those who are making an application to our training programme.

We offer up to 3 consecutive days of experience from the given date. The programme includes some time getting to know the school; time in departments; observation of lessons within the department and some activities that might help prepare you for applying to an ITT course.

The programme is recommended to those who are thinking about teacher training and want to gain some experience. You can visit our school website at and Teaching School website

Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Physics, Physics with maths, and Spanish
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For more information about our school:

School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
  • 16 to 18
Totley Brook Road
South Yorkshire
S17 3QU
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

You do not need a DBS Certificate to attend.

Dress code

Business dress

Start and finish times

8.30am to 4.00pm - Flexible

If candidates need to start the school day later or finish earlier then we ask that enough prior warning is given so we can factor this into timetables and ensure departments are aware.


Not available on site

You are welcome to use our staff car park at King Ecgbert School, however if this full there is plenty of free parking on the roads nearby.

Teacher training offered

School Direct - Mercia Learning Alliance.

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