School Experience is a great way to find out if a teacher training course is for you as well as giving you invaluable experience to draw on in your application and teacher training interview.

We run school experience days in many of our Primary and Secondary schools across Leeds, Harrogate and the Skipton area throughout the school year.

For more in depth experience, we also run Teaching Internships for STEM Students.


During a school experience day you will

• Observe lessons in your chosen subject across different year groups in secondary or across a variety of subjects and year groups in Primary
• Speak to students about their work
• Have the opportunity to speak to current teachers about teaching life
• Meet with current trainees and recent NQTs to discuss life as a Trainee, the course and teaching

Our school experience courses are extremely popular and book up quickly, so we advise you to book as early as possible. Places will be limited, however you are welcome to book on any or all of the school experience days we have available if there is space and you meet the eligibility requirements for our course.

Places can only be guaranteed if booked at least one week before the date.

A list of our partner Primary and Secondary schools currently offering school experience days can be seen on this page. We regularly update this list with extra dates, schools and availability so please check back regularly.


How to book on a School Experience Day

To book your place either email with your preferred date(s), teaching subject and confirm you meet our course eligibility requirements as detailed here.

Alternatively, our school experience days are also listed on Get into Teaching, where you can book your place online.


If you have any questions about whether your skills, qualifications and experience meet our requirements please contact us at or call 01423 535646

Current School Experience Days


Austhorpe Primary School

Tuesday 5th May

Western Primary School

Thursday 30th April

Friday 19th June



Crawshaw Academy

Biology Chemistry, English, Maths and Physics

Thursday 5th March

Thursday 19th March

Art, Geography, History, MFL and RE

Thursday 12th March

Thursday 26th March

Harrogate Grammar School

Tuesday 3rd March

Thursday 12th March (No MFL available)

Tuesday 17th March

South Craven School

Thursday 5th March

Wednesday 18th March