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Wood Green itt alliance

Wood Green Academy is the Lead School of the Wood Green ITT Alliance. We have an extensive proven track record in training students to become outstanding teachers. 

Our main ITT pathway is the School Direct with QTS & PGCE route with in excess of 80 places advertised in 15 different curriculum areas across the Wood Green ITT Alliance for 2022-23.   It has always been our philosophy as a Lead School to give teacher training applicants the opportunity to specifically apply for the training school/campus of their choice; you are therefore able, from the start, to select your preferred training school. It is our belief that the opportunity to mutually assess both enhances the training experience and produces the best outcomes.

Long Standing


Wood Green Academy has a long-standing reputation for achieving some of the best GCSE and Post 16 results in the local area, and in February 2020, under the new Ofsted framework, achieved an overall effectiveness rating of good.


Furthermore, it is only one of few secondary schools nationally that achieved the grade of outstanding for behaviour and attitudes, something we are extremely proud of.

“Wood Green cultivates a supportive and enjoyable learning experience for a training teacher. Mentors are very supportive, while also providing you enough independence to create your own work and manage your own classes.”

Comitted to your


Our subject mentors are extremely committed to your development and their vast experience will guide you to success.


Wood Green ITT Alliance school direct trainees will benefit from a precious extra layer of support compared to core PGCE trainees. Our Alliance of schools enables more convenient arrangements for second school placements and greater opportunities for employment after the completion of your training.

“I cannot fault Wood Green Academy at all. All members of staff have been supportive and helpful in assisting me through my School Direct - PGCE year. The most pleasing thing about Wood Green Academy is that they have allowed me to flourish into the sort of teacher I want to be.”

Our Strategic Partner

University of Wolverhampton

Our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton is very well established and we are their flag ship Lead school for the School Direct Secondary Route. As such, we play a very important part in many aspects of their ITE programme.


Our close geographical proximity facilitates a well-balanced training experience. Our teaching staff also work with the university to provide teacher subject specialism training.  In addition, our partnership provides opportunities for early career development.

ITT Vacancies in partnership with University of Wolverhampton

School Direct Courses 2022-2023

School Direct Courses

For enquiries, email:  The Wood Green ITT Alliance PA: Mrs Dee Mistry

All our courses are closed for this year. Look out for our brand new courses available from 5th October 2022

Our Strategic Partner

University of Birmingham

Our partnership with the University of Birmingham is long standing and we have trained many outstanding teachers through the PGDipEd route together. The School Direct PGDE offer for 2022-23 is an exciting enhancement of our collaboration.


Being able to train with the University of Birmingham, Queen Mary’s Grammar School and Wood Green Academy is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious trainee teacher who wishes to develop the qualities and skills required for a highly successful career in Education.

ITT Vacancies in partnership with University of Birmingham

School Direct Courses

School Direct Courses 2022-2023

For enquiries, email:  The Wood Green ITT Alliance PA: Mrs Dee Mistry

Course DFE/ FIND Course Code Wood Green Academy

Lead School

Queen Mary's Grammar School
Location CODE - A
Maths Y259 1 1
Physics K342
Biology N454 1 1
Geography W931 FULL FULL
History J237 1 1
Total UoB 4 4

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Wood Green Academy is an 11-19 over-subscribed National Support School specialising in Sport, Maths and Computing.

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