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Upper Arley CofE Primary School

Upper Arley C of E Primary School is set in a breath-taking location close to the River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. Our inclusive ethos and family feel enables all children to feel valued and nurtured every step of the way on their school journey. Foundations are built in our busy Nursery class, where children play and learn alongside Reception. Our continuous provision and inspirational outdoor learning environment encourages exploration, creativity and a thirst for learning.

Supported by our dedicated staff team and well-crafted curriculum design, children grow and learn to become inquisitive, independent and successful. Our values guide and illustrate to the children how they can make responsible decisions, show compassion and kindness, as well as take risks and build resilience. We have strong links with the local community, including St Peter’s Church and Arley Arboretum, to provide more inspiration, support our Christian distinctiveness and appreciation of the wonderful natural world which surrounds us.

Through our vision of ONE COMMUNITY, LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER SHARING GOD’S LOVE, we encourage all to grow in their learning, so that everyone can achieve and flourish in all they do.

About our school experience

Candidates will have opportunities to observe teaching in a range of classes and interact with pupils within the classroom. Candidates will also be able to speak to a member of staff about the teacher training route (PGCE) offered by the Black Pear Teaching Alliance.
Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

Alternative start and finish times could possibly be negotiated in advance.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

The Primary PGCE is an initial teacher training and education course, designed to empower you to become a confident and competent qualified teacher.
Rated as Outstanding by OfSTED (2023) the University of Worcester has a long standing reputation for training excellent, highly employable teachers. Personalised academic and professional tutoring, from a range of experienced tutors and
mentors, ensures that you will be supported throughout your course and in transition from trainee to an early career teacher.
Within our alliance we have a spectrum of schools including faith schools, first schools, nursery and primary schools and a Pupil Referral Unit situated in different types of areas, which ensures that all trainee teachers meet a wide variety of pupils.

In addition, we have experienced mentors to support you on your journey to become a teacher and several Specialist Leaders in Education working within the alliance. The University of Worcester, rated ‘Outstanding for primary and secondary teacher training’ by Ofsted, support and enhance our high quality training which ensures all requirements for PGCE and QTS are met.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport or driving license
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

Please contact to arrange a date for your school experience visit.

School experience type
In school


Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1XA
Map showing Upper Arley CofE Primary School

Yes - on site parking provided

A car park is available opposite the school.

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.

Access needs policy

Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1XA
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.