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A Successful First Year for School Direct!

At Cardinal Newman, we offer an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme, called School Direct. Run in conjunction with Edge Hill University, the UK’s top Teacher Training institution, we offer graduates the chance to complete their teacher training whilst gaining invaluable experience both here at the College and in one of the local high schools that make up the Newman Teaching Alliance.

As we embark on the second year of School Direct at Cardinal Newman, we reflect back on the successes that the first year has brought, as we have seen 100% of our trainees qualifying with a secondary PGCE in their subject from Edge Hill University and graded as either outstanding or good for their teaching!

After completing the programme, their success has continued, with 96% gaining employment straight after the course, and 25% taking up teaching posts at schools and colleges from within the Newman Teaching Alliance.

Applications for entry in September 2017 are open from 18th October via UCAS Teacher Training

If you would like to know more about our Initial Teacher Training and the School Direct Programme, visit: or email


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Cardinal Newman College,
Lark Hill Road, Preston, Lancashire. PR1 4HD