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St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Growing together on a journey with Jesus


Initial Teacher Training

Come and train with St Anthony's Teaching School Alliance (also known as St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership)

Interested in a career in teaching? St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership is a wonderful place to nurture your vocation and begin your professional journey into teaching.

Interested in teaching at St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership ...

If you are interested in applying for places for our Initial Teacher Training programme to begin in September 2024 (2024-2025 cohort) and wish to find out more, please contact the lead school, St Anthony's Catholic Primary on 0113 2776944, to find out more about the application process and the course. We strongly welcome visits to school in person prior to application. Please ring to make an appointment with our Initial Teacher Training Lead, Miss Hannah Taylor on 0113 2776944, or email: 


Below is a selection of information about the Initial Teacher Training (ITT)  programme with our partnership of schools. We hope you consider applying to our partnership and look forward to meeting you soon.


Please note that we offer places for primary teaching only (including early years). If you are interested please contact the school for more information.


We have been running our ITT Programme for seven years with 100% recruitment. You can find out link under St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership on the DfE Apply website. 


The application round opens in October 2023 for September 2024 recruitment. We are looking to recruit further candidates for the 2024-2025 round.


We look forward to meeting you soon.


Lisa Leonard


Director of St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Leeds


The St Anthony’s Primary Learning Partnership provides outstanding Catholic education for the children from the four compass points of the city of Leeds and its neighbouring villages. This partnership of schools is geographically unique in that it offers a rich tapestry of experiences ranging from inner city to village locations, with a variety of catchments, including schools with a high percentage of English as an additional language and high pupil premium cohorts, to contrasting catchments with high percentage gifted and talented pupils in village locations. This in itself provides a diverse, high-quality opportunity to train in a broad, rich tapestry of highly achieving schools, three of which are currently graded outstanding, with several others displaying outstanding features. This strong and successful partnership is already well established, having worked effectively in partnership with Leeds Trinity University for many years providing outstanding training opportunities for teaching at primary and secondary level. We have over seven successful years experience in leading ITT with 100% recruitment rates consistently. The lead school (St Anthony's) has also previously been a partnership school for school direct with another outstanding school in the city (Rothwell St Mary's). Together, both National Support Schools lead on this Partnership. Partnership schools include:



St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Beeston

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Wetherby

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Rothwell

St Nicholas' Catholic Primary School, Leeds

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Leeds

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Hunslet

St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Middleton

Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Armley

St Theresa's Catholic Primary School, Crossgates, Leeds

Robin Hood Primary School, Wakefield

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary, Leeds

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley


Course model: As a local partnering school with Leeds Trinity you will receive teaching from university academic staff at Leeds Trinity campus two days a week, and be school-based for three days a week training alongside your mentor and practicing teachers.


Entry requirements:

  • GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade C and above

  • A degree in any national curriculum or relevant subject at 2:2 or above


N.B. Third-class degrees may be considered if relevant school-based voluntary or paid work experience has been gained.


FeesThe course can be financed by a Student Loan (dependent on individual circumstances).  The tuition fee is £9,200 a year for postgraduate study with Leeds Trinity. 


Contact details: 

For more information about the Primary PGCE course with St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School please contact the headteacher:


Miss L Leonard

Telephone: 0113 2776944