Application Process

Applications for all our School Direct Places should be made through UCAS. Search for the National forest Teaching School to see information on all our programmes

You'll need two references for your application. 

  • If you're currently at university, or you got your degree within the last five years, one reference must be from someone at your university who can make comments about your academic ability and comment on your potential to teach .
  • Your second reference can be from someone who you know from work, or who can provide an insight into your character and potential to teach – but you must not use family or friends as referees. An ideal referee here would be someone who can make reference to your ability to interact and relate to children, perhaps a member of staff in the school where you have done some work experience 

For further guidance on the application process visit