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Pinnacle School Direct

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​​​Pinnacle schools have collectively come together to lead on teacher training in our local area. All our schools have long standing partnerships with a range of universities training outstanding teachers.
​We all share a unique geographical situation, but more importantly, we share the same values regarding the importance of teacher training and sustained quality professional development, as a prerequisite to outstanding learning and teaching. At the heart of our school based teacher training PGCE will be support from outstanding teachers, who will support and coach trainees to also become outstanding practitioners. 

Pinnacle schools are situated in a semi-rural setting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, within easy reach of Leeds and Bradford, and even Greater Manchester.​

Subjects offered

Computer Science
Modern Foreign Languages
Physics with Maths 

Contact us

For more information about the School D​irect Primary Teacher Training course at Pinnacle please contact the School Direct Administrator, Karen Higson on 01535 639748 or


Partnership schools

The Skipton AcademyA happy and inclusive 11-16 comprehensive school, located alongside Craven College, also in Skipton
Bradford Grammar SchoolAn independent co-educational junior and senior school serving a wide catchment in the West Yorkshire area
Ermysted's Grammar SchoolA high performing selective school for boys aged 11-18, located in the popular market town of Skipton
Ilkley Grammar SchoolAn over-subscribed and high achieving comprehensive academy situated in the popular Spa town of Ilkley
Oakbank SchoolA large 11-18 foundation comprehensive school situated in the well-connected, industrial town of Keighley
South CravenAn oversubscribed "outstanding" 11-18 comprehensive and a partner school in the Red Kite Alliance
Upper WharfedaleA small, 11-16, rural non-selective school, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

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