Want to do your teacher training in Hampshire?

Find out more about training to be a Secondary School teacher in rural Hampshire – or if you’ve already decided you’d love to join us, click below to get in touch!

Our courses for 2024-25 are now closed. Apply for training 2025-26 from October 2024!

Welcome to the Rural Schools Alliance

We’re a Teaching School partnership of Hampshire secondary schools based in rural communities. We  support and develop our trainees in an inclusive environment so that they achieve personal excellence as teachers – an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

Our trainees

We look for more than academic achievement in our trainees. The best teachers have the ability to engage, empathise and inspire. If you feel your enthusiasm, passion, patience and resilience enables you to get the most from those around you, and you strive for excellence, we’d love to hear from you.

Our schools

With the Rural Schools Alliance, you’ll be able to do your teacher training in schools in rural areas of Hampshire that are within an easily commutable distance from Andover, Basingstoke, Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Waterlooville, and Winchester. 

Our course

We have a proven expertise and years of experience in successfully training new teachers and work with the University of Winchester to deliver our school-led ITT courses. You’ll be registered for the PGCE and on completion gain ECT  status. You’ll be able to apply to register for the PGCE-M.

We wish you the very best for your future career as a teacher and if we can be of any help, such as answering your questions or arranging a day’s school experience, please get in touch.

Don't just take our word for it...

See what past and present trainee teachers think about training with the Rural Schools Alliance.


Recruitment for 2024-25 is now closed. 2025-26 courses will be available from October 2024.

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