St Matthew's Primary School & Nursery

School Direct (Teacher Training)

Founded in 1858, we are a one form entry primary school in the centre of Westminster.

St Matthew’s School & Nursery is a Church school; our Christian ethos permeates all we do. The care, guidance and support we provide for our children, our high expectations and the excellent educational opportunities we provide supports our belief that every child matters and is encapsulated in our motto of Belonging, Believing, Achieving.    We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and shared sense of belonging for all who work and learn at St Matthew’s School.   

The most recent Ofsted inspection verified our good school status (February 2018), and our most recent S48 SIAMS inspection graded the school outstanding (May 2016).

We work in conjunction with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT to recruit and train teachers on the School Direct programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

What is School Direct?
School Direct is a school-based route into teaching. As a School Direct trainee training with our school and our ITT provider, Teaching London, you’ll learn alongside inspiring, passionate teachers with outstanding pedagogical knowledge. You will be trained to become a successful, confident and effective teacher, and will be equipped to teach in a dynamic and vibrant primary school. You will undertake entirely ‘on the job’ teacher training, allowing you to gain the qualifications and practical skills required to become a teacher.

Entry Requirements
Teaching London is seeking high quality graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching as a career. To find out more about our entry requirements, click here.

How to Apply
Candidates should apply via Course codes are available here.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be offered a conditional place.


Click here to visit the Teaching London: LDBS SCITT website.