About Us

About Us

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance is accredited by the National College for Teaching & Leadership to provide initial teacher training through the School Direct Programme.

Whether finishing University, or looking to change your career, we are calling for applications to our teacher training programme which commences each September and runs for a full academic year.

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance, Nottingham is committed to training OUTSTANDING teachers at both primary and secondary phase. Working alongside a diverse range of partnership schools the teacher training programme is focused on providing quality support and delivery.

Bluecoat SCITT balances academic study with reading days to ensure that trainees focus on producing exceptional lessons.

You will be trained alongside experienced teachers in the best primary and secondary schools, in a supportive and aspirational environment to prepare you for a life-long successful career.

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham works in partnership with a range of schools situated in Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire in the provision of high quality initial teacher training who share this vision with us, to work together in partnership, offering a range of diverse settings to support training and our Alliance.


Archway Learning Trust was formed in May 2017 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy, Bluecoat Academies Trust, and The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

Our aim is to provide an excellent education for young people in the City of Nottingham, to be recognised nationally and internationally as we develop our innovative approach to inclusive, enriching and balanced cross curricular teaching, preparing young people for lifelong learning based firmly on our Christian principles.


We have a history of very successful exam results and pride ourselves on creating a curriculum for each student that gives them the best possible opportunities to succeed whilst maintaining our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum.

Teaching and learning lie at the heart of the Academy with considerable time and energy devoted to supporting our staff in becoming outstanding teachers.

Underpinning all of this is our Christian belief. We work closely with the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as Bluecoat is a Church of England Academy. At its heart is the belief that all students are unique and valued by God. Our mission statement: ‘Believe; in yourself, in others, in God’, sums up what we stand for. We are truly inclusive and pride ourselves on the wide range of students that attend our academy with a truly diverse intake. We have received national recognition for the work we do with students who have special educational needs.


Bluecoat Beechdale Academy formerly joined the Trust on 1 April 2014.


The Trust opened a new primary for children aged 3-11 years old in January 2015 which represents the next stage in the Trust’s growth. The primary school is an integral part of Bluecoat Academy benefitting from the Christian ethos, all the shared services and vibrancy of the well-established school and staffing body.

The School Direct programme allows top graduates, or those who have been working in a career, to combine teacher training with learning on the job.

For successful candidates it offers tax free bursaries of up to £26,000 and scholarships of upto £28,000

Applications for 2018 via the UCAS website

Further information is available on the Academy website or from the Department for Eduction

Contact Us

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance
Sherwood Rise

E-mail: itt@bluecoat.uk.com
Tel: 0115 900 7230

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