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Ladywood School

Ladywood School is an Outstanding Special School situated in Bolton. It caters for primary aged pupils with complex learning difficulties and, or autistic spectrum disorder.
We run a School Direct route into teaching linked with Edge Hill and work with a number of schools within Bolton.
Therefore we are able to offer a 'taste for teaching' in a range of schools to help you make a decision whether Teaching is for you.

About our school experience


You would expect to gain an greater understanding in the role of a teacher, observing teaching strategies to support children with a range of complex difficulties, alongside additional experiences within our alliance schools.
It is a chance to observe teaching and learning and secure your knowledge in what it means to become a teacher.
It should allow you to know whether teaching is the career for you.

Start and finish times
9am to 3:30pm - Flexible

We could support your needs and create an experience that worked for you.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings, Smart casual

Teacher training

Ladywood School offers a School Direct route, linked with Edge Hill.
The programme allows you to gain experience in a range of schools, delivering outstanding training in a range of fields, providing you with the opportunity to become a wonderful classroom practitioner.
For further information please contact the School Direct directly by email:

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
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer school experience from September until the end of the academic year (July). We would identify dates that suit the candidate.

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


Masefield Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1NG
Map showing Ladywood School

Yes - on site parking provided

There is a car park at the back of Ladywood. If you are linked with an alliance school we would provide further details of parking.

Masefield Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1NG
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.