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Whiteknights Primary School

We are a state-funded school and teach pupils from Reception up to Year 6, accepting children from 4 to 11 year olds.

Our school strives to attain excellence in all aspects of your child’s education. Whiteknights is a happy, caring and dynamic place to be where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

At Whiteknights Primary School we will nurture each individual and help them to grow in greatness. We aim to provide outstanding educational opportunities that develop happy, confident pupils who have the skills to be successful lifelong learners, and are able to fulfil their ambitions.

We are part of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), a multi-academy trust which supports free primary schools across London and Berkshire.

About our school experience


Activities might include:
- Observing lessons and different teaching styles
- Interacting with pupils
- Seeing how specific subjects are taught
- Learning more about the teacher training process
And much more.

Start and finish times
08:50 to 15:20 - Flexible

We are flexible with times, and happy to accommodate candidates during the school hours above. We will discuss the hours with you individually when we arrange your school experience.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

You can train to become a teacher at our school through the Bellevue Place Scitt:

- Teach First: partnered with our trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust, to deliver a one-year long School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT) at our school. This programme involves a powerful mix of live training in class, self-directed study and one-to-one support.

At the end of the programme you will gain qualified teacher status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The link below provides more information about our teacher training.

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
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


Fairlawn Green, Shinfield Rise, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8EP
Map showing Whiteknights Primary School

Not available on site

For the safety of children bollards will be in operation at school opening and closing times. Between 8.15am and 9am and between 3pm and 3.45pm, there will be no vehicular access to the school access road, nor will vehicles be able to leave the school access road.

Disability and access details

Contact us should you require disabled access. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Fairlawn Green, Shinfield Rise, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8EP
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.