About Us

The Wokingham Federation consists of ten secondary schools, two special schools and one Pupil Referral unit.

All the schools are within a six mile radius of the market town of Wokingham, rated for several years as being one of the most desirable areas of the country to live.

Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

All Federation ECTs are offered high quality training and support through the Early Career Framework (ECF) for the first two years of their careers. The training is provided through local delivery of a national programme by experienced Federation facilitators supported by high-quality mentoring in all schools.

Train to Teach with School Direct and the Wokingham Federation

The Wokingham Federation offers places to talented graduates for training to become teachers. We are looking to appoint excellent trainees who are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and who have the ability and drive to become outstanding practitioners.

We like to think that training with the Wokingham Federation, in partnership with the University of Reading (and Teach South East for Business Studies) is as good as anywhere in the country.

Depending on your subject specialism, you can now earn up to £26,000 if you train to teach with us. Up to date details of funding for 2022 – 2023 trainees can be found at when available.

All places available are for the fee-paying route. They can be found at

We are delighted that we are now also able to offer Primary School Direct places, both with and without PGCE.

Why train
with us?

Working in two Federation schools, all of which are highly regarded in the local area, trainees are provided with a mentor in school as well as with a university tutor.

Of Places​

There are more than 100 places available, including primary places, if you apply to the Wokingham Federation. Discover more about specific subject availability.


Prior to enrolling on a teacher training a course, please ensure that you satisfy the statutory minimum entry requirements for teacher training.

How to

Applications for 2022 entry can be made from mid October and will be through the DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses.'

Inset Days

Over 500 members of staff participated in the last inset day to take place in 2019, with 18 groups of teachers and support staff meeting together in subject groups.

Student Voice

All schools in the Federation have their own school councils. Each year, we also elect a Youth MP and a Deputy Youth MP to represent the young people of Wokingham.

Careers Education

The Wokingham Federation is delighted to work in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company  and, as part of this, the Enterprise Adviser Network, with schools benefitting from one-to-one support from local business people.

Wellington College Teaching
School Partnership (WCTSP)

The Wellington College Teaching School Partnership (WCTSP) is passionate about working with schools and partners to help them be the best they can be in their field of education. 

Independent State
School Partnership (ISSP)

The Wokingham Federation and Wellington College ISSP partnership is a fantastic initiative providing valuable opportunities for gifted and talented students from local state schools.