George Abbot SCITT is a highly respected and well-established training provider working with schools across Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.

With 20 years’ experience leading ITT, George Abbot SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding provider offering practical training in a variety of schools, with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course.

Our vision for teacher training

Preparing trainees to become outstanding teachers through inspiring and high quality teacher training. We draw upon recent research and best practice within our school partnership focusing on promoting effective learning that secures pupil progress and develops professional expertise. 


Our aims for teacher training

  1. To deliver a high quality curriculum informed by recent research; 
  2. To equip trainees to become teachers of all pupils; 
  3. To work with our partnership schools and other stakeholders; 
  4. To be leaders in the field of teacher training. 

Our Partnership

You will be based in one of our partner schools for your training year with a six week placement in a second school and a one week experience in a Special School.

The list of partner schools below is not exhaustive.  We are always happy to work with new settings, so if you have links get in touch.

Our Secondary programme main placement schools:
Blenheim High School, Epsom Hinchley Wood School, Esher
Broadwater School, Godalming Kings College, Guildford
Christ’s College, Guildford Park Community School, Havant
Collingwood College, Camberley Purbrook Park School, Waterlooville
Crookhorn College, Waterlooville Rodborough School, Milford
Esher CofE High School The Magna Carta School, Staines-on-Thames
Fullbrook School, West Byfleet The Priory School, Dorking
George Abbot School, Guildford Therfield School, Leatherhead
Glebelands School, Cranleigh Tomlinscote School, Frimley
Glebelands School, Cranleigh West Hill Special School, Leatherhead
Guildford County School Winston Churchill School, Woking
Heathside School,Weybridge Woking High School, Woking
Associate partner schools:
Royal Grammar School, Guildford

City of London Freemans School

Cranleigh School

Sir William Perkins School

Danes Hill School

St Georges College, Weybridge

St Georges Prep School, Weybridge

“I often look back to the day I was interviewed and think how lucky I am to be given a place here on the course. It has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, but also one of the most rewarding as now I have a job doing something I really enjoy.”
“The entire SCITT Team have made the whole experience not only mentally stimulating but thoroughly enjoyable to be part of.”
“I was promoted into my position of Head of Department at Easter during my NQT year. I felt my training with George Abbot put me in a very strong position from which to build. In particular, I feel the rigorous training I had in medium and long term planning really helped me make this transition. I’m really proud of completing my ITT at George Abbot and feel a debt of gratitude for the quality of training I received.”
“The training was consistently of a really good quality and we covered a wide range of relevant areas. The programme is professionally and efficiently run, with supportive staff, and aims to meet the individual needs of all trainees.”