We are proud to be part of the Hursthead Junior School Alliance for School Direct. This means that our trainees receive their training directly through one of our six training schools.


Applications for School Direct at Hursthead Junior School Alliance are made via APPLY. See and search for Hursthead Junior School Alliance as a provider. For queries about the Manchester University PGCE School Direct programme, please visit: For more information about the Hursthead Junior School Alliance:
 search the DfE postgraduate teacher training site at
 contact Helen Walker at Hursthead Junior School with specific questions at


Oak Tree is also proud to work closely with the University of Manchester to provide training placements for PGCE students - some of whom have gone on to be members of staff!

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