Welcome to Prestolee Teaching School

The emergence of Teaching Schools formed a central part of the government’s plan to put schools and school leaders at the heart of raising standards for all children. Teaching Schools are outstanding schools who became eligible to bid for status and to serve as the ‘Lead School’ of an alliance comprising other educational establishments, from primaries to HEIs.

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About us

"Every Alliance partner will engage, enjoy, achieve and challenge all the learners in our alliance and beyond."


The Prestolee Teaching School Alliance currently consists of 24 schools working together, and this number is increasing due to increased capacity and the strength of the working relationships formed during 2013-14. Headteachers and Senior Leaders from each school within the alliance meet termly to discuss and co-ordinate research and development work, CPD opportunities, projects and support opportunities.


Through the alliance we seek to:

  • Create learning for everyone
  • Improve practice and sustain development
  • Share best practice and provision
  • Create and identify excellence which is transferable and adaptable
  • Be responsive to merging challenges
  • Create a conscious learning community where learning sits at the centre of all we do
  • Make explicit our learning and share it through best
  • Practice work, research and development activities



Our Partnerships

We work in Partnership with the National College who have selected Prestolee to provide Leadership support and development in other Schools. This has a benefit both for development of our own capabilities and capacity but also to have significant impact and progress within other Partner Schools that we support.




  • “The course produces high quality graduates expertly prepared for the demands and challenges of being a teacher in their NQT year”.

    Karen Graham, Head Teacher