Welcome to Shotton Hall School Centred Initial Teacher Training

Ofsted rated 'outstanding' teacher training in partnership with schools across the North East

Durham University partnership

We commission world-class Durham University to combine our QTS with masters to award a full PGCE qualification.

Shotton Hall SCITT staff

Virtual teacher training taster sessions

Join us online to meet our friendly team and get information on the course structure, application process and funding!

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Could you be a teacher?


Whether you're a new graduate, in your final year of university or considering a change of career, our high-quality school-based initial teacher training courses, encompassing a PGCE from Durham University, will provide you with the best start to your career in teaching.


Shotton Hall SCITT, based in lead school The Academy at Shotton Hall, is rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted for both primary and secondary phases. We are one of the most successful and forward-thinking School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers in the North East with a proven track record of outstanding results and employment rates.

Download Shotton Hall SCITT prospectus

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Meet Shotton Hall SCITT trainees

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Outstanding teacher training at Shotton Hall SCITT

In 2016, Ofsted rated Shotton Hall SCITT as 'outstanding' for our primary and secondary teacher training provision, the highest accolade achievable. We are now one of only a handful of providers in the North East judged to be outstanding in both phases of teacher training.

Teacher training taster days

Virtual teacher training taster event
Virtual teacher training taster event
Virtual teacher training taster event

Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

Passfield Way
Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222




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