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The Stourbridge Teaching School Alliance (STSA) is a group of schools which provide a unique training experience across the different specialisms and school phases. Our vision for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is centred on providing new entrants and returning specialists with a professional, reflective and enjoyable experience. We work with the University of Worcester, University of Wolverhampton and Haybridge Alliance SCITT c/o Birmingham City University as our PGCE accreditors. All of our courses award a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) to successful trainees. Please click on the icons below for more information.


Our alliance consists of partner schools covering a broad range of specialisms and sectors.

The ethos of our work is on creating and inspiring learners through excellent pedagogy. We pride ourselves on delivering award-winning professional study programmes, and in recent years have achieved and maintained a 100% employment record for our trainees.

We offer courses in the secondary and primary sectors. For more information, please see the 2020-21 subject list page. To apply for a place and to find information on UCAS, please see the UCAS Teacher Training web page.

All schools within the STSA have pupils' welfare and happiness alongside outcomes as their major driving force.

Please take a look at the video below to hear thoughts on the School Direct programme from previous trainee teachers.

Trainees talking about the School Direct course

When I first started training to be a teacher, I was apprehensive about the huge responsibility of teaching students effectively whilst also learning on the job. What makes the teaching school at Redhill so special is the invaluable support it offered me throughout the whole year. Subject mentors commit to offering quality feedback after every lesson, advice on how to progress further whilst gradually giving you more time to teach independently in readiness for your NQT. Meanwhile, meaningful weekly training sessions prepared me for all aspects of school life and a time to share and reflect with other trainees. Above all, I am most grateful for the freedom I was given to try all manner of techniques in the classroom that allowed me to find and develop my own teaching style. No matter your specialisation, all subject departments at Redhill make you feel a valued member of the team!

This course surpassed my expectations and I have no regrets about choosing the School Direct route; it has fully prepared me to begin teaching and made me confident in my ability to do so. The School Direct route has offered extensive support both within the school and at university and has allowed me to experience every aspect of school life.
— Testimonies from previous trainees