Contact Us

Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
Welcome to Davenant Teacher training


**The application cycle for next September (2021)opens on 13 October. For more info about making an application, visit our 'How to Apply' page.**

At Essex School Direct, we enjoy a successful partnership with Tes Global, who have a reputation for innovative, online learning.

We are based at the lead school, Davenant Foundation School (Loughton, Essex), and work as a partnership with 20 other schools in West Essex, Harlow, Chelmsford and Havering to provide both secondary and primary initial teacher training.

All of our partnership schools have made a commitment to work together through the School Direct programme with our provider Tes Institute  to offer the very best of school-based teacher training programmes. The programme will seek to maximise time spent in the classroom by ensuring that the face-to-face professional studies programme is of the highest quality and delivered within our locality. 

Essex School Direct are committed to attracting, training and developing both graduates and career changers to enable all schools within our area to reach the same level of excellence and quality of provision thus ensuring that all our trainees achieve their full potential.






“I was always interested in teaching since I was at school myself, and when I began looking to change careers in my late twenties, I decided that the School Direct route was the best for me. It would allow me to work in a school throughout an academic year, get to know the students I would be teaching thoroughly, and as close to the experience of being a teacher while training as I could be. I also liked the opportunity to study remotely as I was not keen on attending university lectures again after such a long time in industry."
Scott - Geography trainee, now teacher, 2019-2020 programme

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