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Why choose Alperton Community School?

  Our school has become internationally recognised following the success of our Art and Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou who won the Global Teacher Prize 2018.  The school has been shortlisted for the TES School of the Year 2018 and won the TES Maths Team of the Year 2017.  We are one of only four schools in the country to hold the Platinum Professional Development Mark and one of only 100 schools to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.

We are a school that is at the heart of our community and is committed to providing all of our students with an exciting and challenging education where achievement and enjoyment are at the heart of everything that we do. We are a co-operative academy and work closely with our partner schools. We have very strong relationships with our primary schools, working closely to ensure students make smooth transition to secondary school.


Find out more about applying for teacher training and what courses are available on the UCAS Teacher Training website.

Our University Partners

We work in partnership with two leading universities with our School Direct teachers. Click on each partner to go to their School Direct information page.

School Experience Programme Feedback

Firstly, thank you very much for having me at your school. I really enjoyed my experience at the school.I thought the teachers were very professional and managed their respective classes extremely well. More surprisingly, the students were well behaved and got on with their work, despite having externals in the classroom. This wasn’t the case in another school I visited.

As you’re aware, to do a PGCE/Further Education within the teaching sector, a minimum of 10 days work experience is required. Would it be possible to arrange a few more days of work experience?

Saood Jamadar

Firstly I would like to thank you and the other teachers for the time that you spent with me on the school experience day.  I enjoyed the day immensely and any doubts that I had about teaching in secondary were put to rest. All the children I spoke to were polite and respectful. I found the time spent in classroom extremely insightful and the overall atmosphere of the school was engaging and warm.I would really like to gain more school experience and would really like the opportunity to do this at Alperton Community School.

Sadie Penman

I visited Alperton Community School today for the SEP.  I had a wonderful experience today during the program. All the staff members were very friendly and helpful. They helped me with all my queries. I have gathered so much information on teaching career during the visit. I believe if I get the opportunity to visit the school few more days, it will enhance my knowledge on teaching more. 

 I will be very grateful if you allow me to visit the school further and help me to improve my teaching knowledge.

Mazma Chowdhury

Thank you for the school experience which I attended on Tuesday 4th March. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has definitely increased my desire in wanting to become a teacher. I am wondering if I can get some more experience days from the school as this would support my application. 

 Michael Brown 

Other links

Link to the Department for Education School Direct Page for Get Into Teaching.