School profile

Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James

Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James aims to provide a happy and safe environment, where all children are given the opportunity to flourish and make a valuable contribution to the academy and the wider community.

At St James we value the individuality of all of our children. We are committed to giving our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest standards through the experience of a rich and engaging curriculum which takes account of pupils’ varied experiences and needs. We believe that the achievements, values and well-being of all our children matter and that it is important that pupils are supported to develop the skills to be resilient in the face of challenge.

As part of Tudor Grange Academies Trust, all staff are able to take advantage of wide-ranging, expert professional development opportunities throughout their career. It is a priority of the Trust to train and develop the next generation of teachers; Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James has a team of highly effective supporting staff and mentors who are able to offer placements for trainees from the ITT programme.

About our school experience


In person school experience events:

Best suited for attendees who are quite sure they want to teach, but would like to get some in classroom experience as well as meet providers before considering an application. These events will run for a full morning and will include:
- Classroom observations across key stage 1 and key stage 2
- An insight into the role of a teacher
- Introduction to the Tudor Grange Teacher Training programme.

Online information events
17:00 - 18:00 Information Evening:
For those beginning to explore teaching, these will give you an idea of what a career in teaching might look like for you. It will consider:
- a day in the life of a teacher
- what makes a great teacher
- career development

It will also provide the opportunity to consider the details of Tudor Grange's ITT programme and discuss the practicalities of beginning an initial teacher training year and what possible next steps may be.

Start and finish times
08:30 to 12:00 - Flexible

For in person events, sessions will begin at 08:30 and end at 12:00.

Online events will run in the evening 17:00-18.00.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Tudor Grange ITT is a well established Initial Teacher Training provider based at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull. We are excited to be a delivery partner for Teach First SCITT.

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 licence.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
19 October 2023


Virtual Start request
26 October 2023


In school Start request


Halifax Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2BT
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Yes - on site parking provided

Free on site parking, however parking is very limited.

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Halifax Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2BT
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.