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Marsden Heights Community College

Marsden Heights Community College is a college where you instantly feel the warmth from students, staff, governors and parents and as a learning community. We work tirelessly to ensure that all our children grow and develop into lifelong learners who can face the demands of the future with confidence and with great memories of their time at Marsden Heights.

The college’s focus on learning is the driving force behind everything that we do and students are offered a diverse and challenging curriculum both inside and outside the classroom. We have high expectations and we make no apologies for being very demanding of our pupils and our staff, as only the best will do for our children. Our values include Hardwork, Trust and Fairness and this encompasses everything we do at Marsden Heights.

About our school experience


Join us for an immersive teaching experience at Marsden Heights. The day will include the following:

1. Take a tour of our school and experience the vibrant community of staff and students.

2. Observe an impactful lesson in your preferred subject led by our successful graduates and gain insights into various teaching techniques.

3. Engage with students to experience the joys and challenges of classroom interaction firsthand.

4. Chat with the school leadership, gaining valuable insights into the ethos and culture of the school.

5. Participate in an enlightening Q&A session and have all your questions answered about our ‘outstanding’ teacher training programme delivered by United Teaching.

Marsden Heights is proud to partner with United Teaching, an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ teacher training programme. As a national provider, United Teaching’s ambitious teacher training programme is driven by a research-informed curriculum preparing you for the demands of modern teaching.

Start and finish times
9am to 3pm - Flexible

We can be flexible on times to suit the needs of candidates.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

United Teaching

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport and driving license
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Edge End Lane, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 0PR
Map showing Marsden Heights Community College

Yes - on site parking provided

There is a large staff car park for all visitors to use.

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

Edge End Lane, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 0PR
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish