Training bases

Our unrivalled network of training bases means you can chose to be based in the north, south, east of west of the region. 

We know that training to teach is a big commitment, so our goal is to make the logistics of training as simple as possible, leaving you free to concentrate on becoming a great classroom teacher. 

Our size and scale means we can opening up your options and reduce the amount of travel that’s required for your in-person training days. 

 Our primary and secondary professional development days are all led by colleagues working within our partnership of schools and supported by our expert team of Early Career Leaders 

And, of course, we also use the latest online learning platforms to make access to guidance and support even easier. 

Primary Training Bases: Primley Wood Primary School, North Leeds; John Jamieson Special School, Leeds; Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate and Alverton Primary School, Northallerton.

Secondary Training Bases: Lawnswood School, North Leeds; Temple Moor High School, East Leeds; Crawshaw Academy, West Leeds; Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate; South Craven School, Skipton and St Francis Xavier School, Richmond.



Red Kite is one of the largest school-led teacher training providers in the region, boasting a diverse range of primary, secondary and special school placements across North and West Yorkshire.

As a result, you’re certain to be able to undertake their training close to where you live and you’ll have a unique opportunity to experience and explore many different types of school environment.

By joining the Red Kite family you’ll have access to:

Placements in over 60 schools, ranging from Leeds up to Teesside.
A network of training partners that are specially selected to ensure they’re able to create a constructive, nurturing environment for you to learn and thrive in.
A diverse blend of schools in towns, cities and villages. If you want to train in an outstanding, high achieving school, that’s great – we’ve got plenty. If you want to make a difference to under-privileged children in lower-income areas, we can make that happen for you too.
A training programme that treats you as a teacher and a vital member of the school team from day one.