About Us

The Wokingham Secondary 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.


All Federation NQTs, with the exception of Bohunt’s which works with TESLA, will be registered with Wokingham Local Authority as the statutory Appropriate Body.  Much information from Wokingham Borough Council can be found here.

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 £30,000 if you train to teach with us. Up to date details of funding for 2020 – 2021 trainees can be found at when available.

Places are available for all courses on the fee-paying route. We also have a few English places on the salaried route.

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 placements available if you are applying through the Wokingham Secondary 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 2021 entry can be made from mid October and will be through the DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses’ and UCAS. 

Inset Days

Over 500 members of staff participated in this year’s common inset day, 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. In addition, for the first time in several years, the Federation elected in January a Youth MP and a Vice Youth MP.

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.