St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Beckbridge Lane, Normanton, WF6 2HZ

01924 891685

St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

Teaching School Alliance


Train to Teach with The Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance


Why Train With Us?

The Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance offers the opportunity to train to teach alongside serving outstanding teachers in a scheme overseen by St Wilfrid's Secondary Catholic High School & Sixth Form College. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Castleford leads the primary aspect of the Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance. We have vacancies in Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Religious Education. We also offer Primary and Early Years Primary

Entry Requirements

Degree - You should be a graduate with a relevant degree, preferably with a 1st or 2:1 though we are willing to consider applicants who have a lower class degree but can demonstrate passion and aptitude for teaching and working well with children. Recent and relevant work experience is also important but not essential.

At GCSE level you will need GCSE grade C or above in both Maths and English. Additionally, for primary school teaching you should also have attained a GCSE grade C or above in Science.


How to Apply

Application to this course is through the DfE website.    


We are pleased to say that some of our courses include Government Bursaries of up to £25,000 to help you train. This is on top of student loans which are available to pay the tuition fees of £9250. For full details and to check eligibility visit  


Study Facilities

Trainee teachers will have hub days and access to the staff professional development sessions. SKAP days are delivered at Leeds Trinity University.

For Secondary we offer access to Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses. Full details of our teacher training offer can be found on our website at  

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