School Direct

Essendine Primary School is a lead school in the heart of Maida Vale. Working alongside our partner schools we offer a range of salaried and training positions across primary and nursery school settings, with an unusual yet exciting advantage of linking both inner city and rural schools.


Our schools direct positions are accredited by the University of Roehampton, who, alongside our in-house training from outstanding practitioners will design and deliver our schools direct programme. Each trainee will have the opportunity to gain a PGCE and 60 masters’ credits, whilst developing their essential classroom based skills.


At Essendine we strive to be the best, continuously reviewing and improving our practice with a young dynamic workforce, wonderfully inquisitive children within a welcoming environment. We encourage creativity and have a supportive and experienced leadership team who thrive on challenge. Essendine set high expectations and believe only the best will do for the children and their staff.



Alongside Essendine, the schools working in our alliance are:

St Clement Danes CE Primary School Westminster
An upbeat school in the heart of theater land and Westminster. We are a highly committed, inclusive, Christian School that strives to deliver academic excellence through a curriculum bursting with creativity.


Dorothy Gardener Nursery Centre Westminster
We play a leading part in the development of the UK Early Years Curricular and part of the Westminster consortium of 4 nursery schools developing the Early Years Teaching Centre. As lead role in Queen's Park Children Centres we offer a full range of integrated children and family services for our area.


Queens Park Primary School Westminster
Queen's Park Primary School is a thriving, friendly community school committed to providing the best possible education for families and their children.


St Luke's C of E Primary School
This is a Christian school and we seek to provide education in a caring Christian environment. We are committed to enabling each child to develop his or her potential, intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We will value, celebrate and enjoy the cultural diversity that our children bring to school and promote mutual respect.


Hallfield Primary School

Hallfield Primary School is a thriving, forward thinking and innovative school committed set in the heart of Bayswater. We serve a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. Hallfield also has one the largest grounds of any local primary school in central London.


Addison Primary School 

Addison Primary School is a place where our values-based ethos is evident and experienced by all who enter.  As a values-based school, a community and a family, we promote our core values of respect, responsibility, perseverance, friendship and honesty.


We encourage the full potential of every person by providing a safe and secure environment which places individuality at the centre of every aspect of school life.  We aim to build warm and positive relationships with parents and others we work with. This enables us to work together to prepare children for life now as well as in the future.


We hope that, by the time our children leave Addison Primary School, they will have embraced all of the wonderful opportunities available to them and will have achieved the very best of which they are capable.  


this section: We are now open for applications and will be offering a mix of salaried and training positions. Please email Lisa Mafrica at for further info.​