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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.

The Early Career Framework (ECF)

All Federation Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and their mentors 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 the Wokingham Federation Training Hub of the University of Reading

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 is as good as anywhere in the country. Please see ITT courses at the Institute of Education, University of Reading for more details of the courses available.

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 2024 – 2025 trainees can be found at

All the places we have available are for the fee-paying route. They can be found at Availability of Places 2024-25.

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

In partnership with the University of Reading, we are hoping to be able to offer an apprenticeship route into teaching for the 2024-2025 academic year. This will encompass all subjects, not just those listed as subject-specific PGCE courses. If this is of interest to you and you would like an introductory discussion, please contact Julian Bushell at [email protected]

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 2024 entry can be made from mid October and will be through the DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses.'

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.

The Wellington College Learning Alliance (WCLA)

The Wellington College Learning Alliance is passionate about working with schools and partners to help them be the best they can be in their field of education. The College is a national and international centre for educational thinking, debate and cross-sector collaboration and Federation schools are delighted to be able to work in partnership with them. Please see both WCLA and Wellington College leading learning for more details.