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Our mission is to develop outstanding school-led primary initial teacher training programmes, integrated with the Teaching School expertise that engages schools in the Partnership in leading the training of high calibre recruits to become outstanding members of the teaching profession in Surrey and its near borders.

Surrey South Farnham SCITT (SSF) is an ITT partnership based on the South Farnham Teaching School Alliance, but drawing on the opportunities available to trainees in a large and expanding group of primary schools across the whole of Surrey and its borders.

SSF is the only primary SCITT partnership that has partner schools right across the county, and now, even further afield into neighbouring counties. It has an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating (March 2014) and is a top 10 UK provider of initial teacher training.

School Direct programmes are an important element of government strategy for training new teachers. There continues to be a significant growth in the number of places allocated through School Direct and SSF is at the forefront of this strategic direction for ITT, increasing the number of trainees we recruit on a year by year basis.

We are currently recruiting 180 Apprentices, School Direct salaried and tuition fee trainees for 2020/21. Further detailed information is available at