PGCE School Direct at London Met: Princess May Primary

PGCE Schools Direct Lead School Training Partner

School Direct at London Met: Princess May Primary School is a broad partnership of schools, across London, working together to provide School Direct Teacher Training mostly in primary and early years but with a little further provision in secondary subjects. This is part of the much larger family of nearly 100 School Direct at London Met schools. It represents a large body of schools who have joined together with London Metropolitan University to build a cross-capital alliance, providing diverse contexts in which to train the new generation of London teachers.

Most of our trainees follow a programme modelled on the traditional PGCE, with time spent under tutor supervision at London Metropolitan University, and the school experience divided between two partner schools. A small number of primary schools have requested School Direct salaried trainees; they will host the trainee for the majority of the course, and release them to the university, for tuition.

About the School

Princess May Primary School is located in the heart of Dalston in east London. It has excellent public transport links including the Overground services that run from Stratford to Richmond/Clapham and the East London Line that runs from Highbury and Islington to south London. It is also has extensive bus routes to the City, West End and north London. 

School Direct at Princess May offers a focused, innovative and creative school-based learning opportunity in partnership with London Metropolitan University. Its aim is to produce outstanding practitioners committed to the achievement of all pupils in the schools. These schools are stimulating and diverse environments where pupils, staff and trainee teachers feel valued and supported. 

We offer practical training in our partnership of good and outstanding schools throughout London, with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course. Our training model offers the best of a traditional PGCE route, with excellent initial training at the university, strong tutor support which is combined with the rigour of spending considerable time getting hands-on experience. 

Our schools offer excellent opportunities for future employment with many students offered employment in their placement schools.

Princess May Primary School

School Address

Please note this address is for reference only. If applying to this school for a PGCE School Direct Place you should contact the admissions office at the University. 0207 133 4200

UCAS Teacher Training Provider Code: 234

Princess May Primary School

Barretts Grove


N16 8DF

Princess May Primary School 

An indication of the schools included in this lead school partnership can be viewed on this map. You should not approach any of these schools directly for information about school direct places. You may contact either the University or Princess May Primary School for further information.