Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust

Prestolee SCITT

Dedicated to providing outstanding teacher training!

We ensure you are fully prepared to start your career in the best profession in the world. In addition to providing all the practical and theoretical training you need, we will support you to discover who you are as a teacher and provide you with the necessary support and challenge you need to be outstanding.   

Innovating in education for 100 years 

For children to access a first class education, they need access to first class teaching.

Prestolee SCITT is committed to delivering the highest quality training to produce the very best teachers, and therefore give children the first class education they deserve. 

The man who started #TeamPresto

Prestolee Primary School was opened on 25th September 1911. Headteacher Edward (Teddy) F. O’Neill (1919-1953), was a pioneer of innovative teaching with a belief that children required freedom, trust and discovery to learn. Prestolee and Teddy gained national recognition during this time and in 1950, he received an MBE for his services to education.

And now?
Prestolee continues to aim high and be at the forefront of educational innovation as:

  • An outstanding primary school and the Lead School in Prestolee Multi Academy Trust
  • An accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training (Prestolee SCITT)

Prestolee SCITT

As an outstanding primary school, Prestolee has always had a passion for shaping the future of education and making a difference to the lives of children, not just in Prestolee, but across the region.

Prestolee has been successfully training teachers since 2013, first as a School Direct provider with Cumbria University and more recently, since 2015, as a SCITT or School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider.

In the second year of becoming a SCITT in 2017, Prestolee SCITT was incredibly proud to be graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

From a small cohort of 4 trainees in 2015 as a new SCITT, to training over 70 trainees this year, Prestolee SCITT continues to grow year on year; including a new part-time programme and an ever increasing partnership of supportive schools and expert mentors and trainers.


Train with one of the oldest, most innovative and well respected education establishments in Greater Manchester.

From innovative teaching to innovative teacher training.

Be the best you can be with Prestolee SCITT. 

Our Trainees say it best…

Alex - Former Trainee   

“During the course I was given an amazing opportunity in that I am now the Year 3 Teacher at Prestolee. From being small I have always wanted to educate. The satisfaction I get from instilling knowledge into young minds gives me a sense of purpose and pride second to none. I am proud to be a part of #TeamPresto and know you would be too.” 
Gemma - Former Trainee

“I have finally achieved everything I have ever wanted. Without the support of Prestolee and my super, fantastic class mates this wouldn’t have been possible… My life is complete.”

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