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Watling Park School

We are a state-funded school and teach pupils from Reception up to Year 6, accepting children from 4 to 11 year olds.

We are a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational primary free school. We opened in September 2015 with two Reception classes for a total of 60 children, and reached capacity of 420 pupils in September 2021.

We welcome children from many backgrounds, with seven main languages spoken in our school. Our belief is that children learn best when they are happy and excited by what is happening in the classroom, and that high achievement is a by-product of the education on offer, and not the only goal.

We want to instil a love of learning in our pupils and provide a solid foundation to build on, in the transition to secondary education and beyond. Every pupil at our school is encouraged to achieve their maximum potential within a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment.

We are part of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), a multi-academy trust which supports free primary schools across London and Berkshire.

About our school experience


Activities might include:
- Observing lessons and different teaching styles
- Interacting with pupils
- Seeing how specific subjects are taught
- Learning more about the teacher training process
And much more.

Start and finish times
08:50 to 15:15 - Flexible

We are flexible with times, and happy to accommodate candidates during the school hours above. We will discuss the hours with you individually when we arrange your school experience.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

You can train to become a teacher at our school through the Bellevue Place Scitt:

- Teach First: partnered with our trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust, to deliver a one-year long School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT) at our school. This programme involves a powerful mix of live training in class, self-directed study and one-to-one support.

At the end of the programme you will gain qualified teacher status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

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
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


Pavilion Way, Burnt Oak, Barnet, HA8 9YA
Map showing Watling Park School

Not available on site

There is limited parking available for visitors to the school in a parking lot across from the school.

Disability and access details

Contact us should you require disabled access. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Pavilion Way, Burnt Oak, Barnet, HA8 9YA
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.