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Columbus School & College is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) 

Columbus is a Special School and works in partnership with Essex Teacher Training to deliver high quality teacher training. 

If you are interested, but would like to know more, we recommend that you visit us as soon as possible.  We will give you a guided tour of our amazing Academy and show you what a successful teacher in a Special School actually does! 

Columbus School & College are recruiting and interviewing for School Direct Primary General Training Programme (Non-Salaried) places for September 2017 now!  

You will be trained by specialist subject mentors in our School & College and in partnership with lead professionals from Essex Initial Teacher Training.

If you are excited by the prospect of making a difference to the education of children then we want to hear from you!

For more information please visit



Apply to UCAS on or after 26 October 2017 if you wish to secure a teacher training place with Columbus School & College starting in September 2018!

To apply, visit UCAS Teacher Training and enter the Provider Code Name: and the Provider Code Number: 2CG


Please then select Campus Code: 1 and Programme Code 2YXS


For more information please contact Tom Jackson-Owens, Principal on 01827 57178 or tjowens@columbusschoolandcollege.org


Alternatively please contact Maddie Porter on 07769 338033 or email mporter@academiesenterprisetrust.org