WSTA Overview

Winchester Schools Training Alliance is a partnership of seventeen schools in the Winchester area.  The alliance’s lead school is Hampshire’s first all-through school, The Westgate School, and includes primary and secondary schools in the Winchester area, all of whom play a role in hosting trainees and supporting their training.  The alliance works with Osborne Special school, Lanterns Nursery school and Peter Symonds 6th Form College to give an all round experience of every school type.  The University of Winchester is our accredited provider which delivers the curriculum from its Institute of Education.

Our aim is to improve children’s educational experience in the Winchester area by;

  • Providing high-quality training for the adults who work with those children, through initial teacher training and continuing professional development.
  • Sharing what we know and what we do, so that all our colleagues and all our schools can benefit.

Educational standards across our local area are high, with most institutions rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ and this gives us the confidence and capacity to contribute to whole-system improvement across our region. Currently, we offer school led training places in 9 of our alliance schools.

Our trainees attend the University of Winchester, which has recently achieved another Outstanding rating from Ofsted for its teaching courses;  Media Articles – University of Winchester 

If you would like to find out more, please to not hesitate to contact us via Mrs Corrie, WSTA administrator, at or on 01962 854757, ext.2168