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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Teacher Training in Alton


The Alton Schools Teaching Alliance offers both recent graduates, and those seeking a career change, a very special ITT experience. We have been collaborating  successfully for the last 10 years and we offer a unique, bespoke, supportive training approach.


Made up of 15 schools located in Alton and the surrounding villages, the alliance covers 3 stages of education - Early Years, KS1 and KS2. It offers a wide range of school direct teaching experiences in Good and Outstanding; rural and town; infant, junior and all-through primary schools.


Run in partnership with Winchester University, our School Direct programme offers the very best in teacher training to a select cohort. 


The number of students on our programme is carefully selected to benefit you as a student. You will be known and recognised within the Alliance, receiving personal attention and tailored opportunities.


 Visit our website to find out more about our unique ITT programme.


The schools within the Alton Cluster of the FTSA are:

Alton Infant
Andrews' Endowed CofE Primary
Anstey Junior
Bentley CofE Primary
Binsted CofE Primary

Bushy Leaze Nursery
Chawton CofE Primary
Medstead CofE Primary
Rowledge CofE Primary - lead school for ASTA teacher training programme 
Saint Lawrence CofE Primary
Selborne CofE Primary
St Mary's Bentworth CofE Primary
The Butts Primary
Wootey Infant
Wootey Junior




"I can't put into words what St. Mary's has done for my child in one term! Thank you!"


"We are well and truly blessed with an amazing school, teaching staff, support staff and head teacher."


"Thank you for leading such a wonderful, inclusive and thriving school."


"St. Mary's is a special place. Children just love it and are embraced for who they are, with all the potential they hold!"


"I have never come across a school so friendly."


"We never doubted our move to St. Mary's but we regularly get these moments of feeling absolutely certain that it's the best place for our children - thank you."

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