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School Direct

We currently work with THREE lead schools in Central Bedfordshire, who help to coordinate our School Direct provision.

Why train with us?

Lead Schools

Robert Bloomfield Academy (Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership)

Bloomfield Drive



SG17 5BU 

The RBA School Direct programme is co-ordinated by the ‘The Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership’. Places are available for September 2019 in a variety of Secondary subjects and in Primary:- 

Primary contact details: 

Jacki  email:

Secondary contact details:

Cathy  email: 

The Bedfordshire Schools' Training Partnership,

BEST House, Shefford Road, Clifton, Bedfordshire. SG17 5QS

Redborne Upper School 

Flitwick Road


Bedfordshire MK45 2NU

Places are available at Redborne and in our partner schools across Central Bedfordshire, our training provider is the University of Bedfordshire. Applications must be made online through UCAS and applicants must select Redborne Upper School and Community College in the training provider field at the bottom of the page (our UCAS institution code is 1R7). If you require further information please contact Jon Gunn, 01525 842608 or


Lark Rise Academy (The Acorn Teaching School Alliance)

Cartmel Drive,


Bedford LU6 3PT 

Places are available from September 2017 for both primary and secondary trainees.  Primary trainees may be based either at Lark Rise Academy, our Lead School, or another primary-phase school affiliated to The Acorn Teaching School Alliance.  Secondary school applicants may be placed at Queensbury Academy or All Saints Academy.

Contact Alison Gransby on 01582 607852 or