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Oxted School

Oxted School, part of The Howard Partnership Trust, is amongst the largest and most dynamic comprehensive schools in the country.
Our size allows us to provide a very broad curriculum and an extensive range of opportunities for our students. However, we work very hard to make a large school ‘feel’ small and ensure our students have a clear sense of belonging. Consequently, we believe that students get the best of both worlds: all the diversity and opportunity a large school brings with the personalised care, guidance and support a small school offers.
As a comprehensive school committed to providing opportunities for all, we set ambitious and challenging targets for all students and work together with them and their parents to meet, or exceed them. Our staff employ a range of teaching styles to challenge students, encourage independence and develop the broader skillset they will need in life.
However, a young person’s time in the classroom provides only a part of what they learn at school and we are committed to ensuring that students benefit from a huge variety of exciting, enrichment experiences. Academic rigor is combined with a strong emphasis on creativity and physical activity, both in lessons and beyond.

About our school experience


During your placement you will have the opportunity to:
- watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught in your specialist subject
- talk to teachers and school leaders about day-to-day school life
- find out about career opportunities within the Howard Partnership Trust
- get advice from school leadership on starting a teaching career and the different routes into teaching

Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.10
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

- Surrey Downs Partnership (Schools Direct - PGCE accreditation from Sussex/Brighton University)

We also host PGCE placements from a range of universities, including:
- UCL Institute of Education
- Sussex University
- Brighton University
- Kingston University
- St Mary's University
- Roehampton University
- Goldsmiths University

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
    • They must live within 10 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


Admin fees

£25.00 One-off, Visitor will be invoiced for their visit on their email - they will need to pay this via bank transfer at least 5 working days before visit

Administrative fees


Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0AB
Map showing Oxted School

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking provided on school site.

Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0AB
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish