School Direct


We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to train as a teacher within our partnership of schools. The School Direct pathway will allow you to work alongside outstanding practitioners from Cardinal Hume Catholic School and our other partner schools including St Robert of Newminster RC School and Sixth Form College, St Benet Biscop Catholic School High School and Cramlington Learning Village. Our accredited provider will be Carmel College.

The application process is through the UCAS Teacher Training system. For further information please visit the UCAS website.

Available Courses

Secondary Schools

Cardinal Hume St Robert of Newminster St Benet Biscop Cramlington LV
Subject Ref Subject Ref Subject Ref Subject Ref
Maths 334H R.E. 2HXC Technology 2HWM Maths 333M
English 3336 Comp Science 2J6D English 2J69 English 333N
Chemistry 3338 Maths 2HWS Maths 2HWH History 333P
Comp Science 2HXB English 2HWV Health & Social 333G Geography 333Q
P.E. 2HWQ Chemistry 3392 Chemistry 333L Physics 2HX3
Health & Social 333B Biology 3347 Chemistry 333S
MFL (Fr & Sp) 2R82 Biology 3347
Art 2R83
History 2J6J
Geography 2J6P
Biology 3347

Primary Schools

School Ref Campus Code School Ref Campus Code
St Peter’s RC Primary School 2R8D F St Bede’s RCVA Primary School 2R8D O
St Joseph’s RC Primary School Washington 2R8D M St Anne’s RC Primary School 2R8D G
St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School 2R8D J St John Boste RC Primary School 2R8D N
Our Lady Queen of Peace RCVA Primary School 2R8D P Ss Peter and Paul’s Catholic Academy 2R8D Q

*Courses crossed out are no longer available or have been filled.

Courses for primary school placements are still available. Course Ref. 2R8D. Click Here to get more information.

Entry Criteria


All entrants will have attained a minimum grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science where applicable (or equivalent examinations).


Degree Minimum 2:2

Entrants must hold a degree from a United Kingdom university (or Higher Education Institution), or a degree from the CNAA, or a recognised equivalent qualification. For entrants with degrees from overseas, please contact NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on 0870 990 4088 to obtain written confirmation of equivalency. We will be looking for a second class Honours Degree as the minimum requirement. A 2:1 or better is preferred in all cases however a 2:2 will be accepted with recent relevant experience. Preferably, your degree should be specific to the subject you are applying for.

Special Features

Cardinal Hume Catholic School is an 11-18 Academy School and the main school in a partnership of the highest quality schools in the North East. We already have an excellent reputation for the delivery of training for ITT, NQT, Middle and Senior leaders, hence, an application to us would give security and confidence that the training received here would be of the highest quality, designed and provided by a school with a long tradition of supporting new entrants into the profession and continuing on through their teaching career up to headship.

Student Facilities

Our School Direct programme aims to embed the trainee at the heart of a school. The trainee will start the year in school on the first day of term and work the life of a teacher for three terms. Trainees are treated as members of staff and expected to behave in line with the conditions and expectations of a teacher: this includes duties, meetings and extra curricular activities.
Trainees benefit from a professional and social life that reflects the school ethos and community.

All trainees will be registered for the PGCE with St Mary’s University College or Newcastle University and benefit from all the support the university has to offer.

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