School Direct

Thinking of a Career in Teaching?


Welcome to the School Direct Section of our website.


As an ‘Outstanding’ school, at St Gabriel’s we know what it takes to be an ‘Outstanding Teacher’. St Gabriel’s is very proud to be the Lead School for Initial Teacher Training in the St Monica’s Catholic Teaching School Alliance. Trainees have the opportunity to train with us or in one of the alliance’s partnership schools on the School Direct route into teaching. A successful year’s training with us will result in the award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education through our partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Applications for 2017/2018 School Direct Programme opens in October 2016. We provide training for both Primary and Secondary Trainees.

We are looking for applications from dedicated, well qualified, potential trainee teachers who have an enthusiasm for their subject. If you choose to train on the School Direct PGCE Course with us, we will create a bespoke training plan that suits your individual development towards becoming an ‘Outstanding Teacher’.

You may wish to find out more about the alliance from the links to the side of the page, and, should you require any more information, navigate through this section of the website or contact us at school.

Our UCAS code is 216.