Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring, DH4 4EE

tel: 0191 553 6566

fax: 0191 553 6571


Newbottle Primary Academy

Aim High Academy Trust

School Direct


What is School Direct?

School Direct is an approach to initial teacher training that gives schools more influence over the ways teachers are trained.


School Direct enables us to

¨ Select and recruit our own trainees

¨ Design our own training programme depending on the needs of the trainees and the school


Aim High Partnership

Newbottle Primary Academy is the lead school in a partnership with Barmston Village Primary, Deaf Hill Primary, Oxclose Primary Academy, Kelloe Primary and Bowburn Junior School as well as local secondary schools and the University of Sunderland.


There are two types of School Direct training places available

  1. School Direct Salaried Route
  2. School Direct Tuition Route

Primary Routes

The Aim High Partnership works in close partnership with the University of Sunderland and offer two routes into teaching.


  1. School Direct Salaried Route
  2. School Direct Tuition Route


Secondary Routes

Newbottle Primary Academy works closely with our partnership secondary schools to offer training through the School Direct Tuition Route. 


Information about the courses can be found on the UCAS website. Our trainingprovider code is 1A7.