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School profile

Three Rivers Academy

Three Rivers Academy is a vibrant, supportive and inspiring working environment. The school opened its brand-new building in February 2018 and offers spacious, modern and outstanding facilities, conveniently located near the train line from and to London. No wonder that we have been described as one of the ‘most inspiring school designs from around the globe’. From vast and bright classrooms to state-of-the-art sports and performing arts facilities, our environment allows our students to flourish and access 21st century learning.

Every teacher has their own classroom, equipped with an Interactive LCD Touchscreen. All teachers are loaned a laptop, which they can use in school or at home.

Three Rivers Academy is proud of its inclusive ethos and high expectations, which we expect the whole school community to embrace. The school is on a continuous journey of improvement, which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of its staff. We invest in our staff by offering a bespoke and high-quality CPD programme, which caters for Trainee Teachers to Senior Leaders. The support from and collaboration with The Howard Partnership Trust are invaluable and offers staff access to a strong support network and a range of opportunities. We are fully committed to staff wellbeing and our staff wellbeing committee works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to support all colleagues in achieving a healthy work life balance.

As well as teaching your specialist subject, we encourage all our staff to become involved in the wider life of the school, for example by participating in our ‘legendary’ school shows or taking part in our vast range of extra-curricular activities, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and trips abroad.

Our ‘bringing out the best’ motto applies to both students and staff and whether you are at the start of your career or looking for your next challenge, Three Rivers Academy will provide you with a high-quality and supportive environment to make a real difference to the lives and opportunities of young people.

About our school experience


We offer a two-day school experience placement (Tuesday & Wednesday). Candidates must attend the Tuesday session.
During your school visit you will have the opportunity to:
- get advice from senior and middle leaders on starting a teaching career
- watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught in your desired specialist subject(s)
- talk to teachers and school leaders about day-to-day school life
- observe teaching and pastoral work
- find out more about career opportunities within the Howard Partnership Trust

Start and finish times
09.00 to 15.00
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We have links to various specific training providers who offer School centred initial teacher training and those that offer a University based route. These include GLF SCITT, Teach South East, Thamesmead SCITT, i2i and many more.

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
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Admin fees

£25.00 One-off, Bank transfer

Non-refundable administration cost


Bell Farm Way, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5EJ
Map showing Three Rivers Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Plenty of parking onsite

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 are happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Disability confident logo
Bell Farm Way, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5EJ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

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