Our Partnership

Information about the Lancaster and Fylde Schools Alliance LFSA

The Lancaster and Fylde Schools’ Alliance is comprised of six schools in the Lancaster and Chorely area, and four schools based on the Fylde coast. These schools have been chosen to be part of our alliance as they offer our trainees a comprehensive and supportive environment in which they flourish as teachers. The ten schools, which offer an excellent introduction to the diversity found in UK schools, are staffed by committed, enthusiastic and experienced mentors, and an outstanding team of practitioners who have proven success ensuring the best training and experiences for our trainee teachers.

Due to the geographic location of our partner schools, we are able to offer placements within 2 hubs based within the north and south areas of Lancashire. The close proximity of our schools within the hubs is beneficial to our trainees as travel time is kept to a minimum.

Being a partnership of local schools allows the Lancaster and Fylde Schools’ Alliance to have great relationships with our students and an increased amount of time mentoring our trainees with their progression into valued teachers of the future. Trainee feedback for our alliance schools makes particular reference to the support and encouragement given to our trainees during their training.

It is also important to note that our trainees will receive a PGCE teaching qualification, giving them more opportunities when they begin your teaching career. Our trainees complete assignments which are assessed at masters level by their University of Cumbria tutor. The assignments contribute 60credits towards a Masters in Education.

The diverse nature of the FSA schools will benefit all trainees as you will experience working in a wide variety of teaching environments.

Lancaster and Fylde Schools Alliance partners

North Lancashire Hub:

Name of School


Central Lancaster High School (lead school)


Our Lady's Catholic College


Heysham High School


Southlands High School


The Chadwick High School


Willow Lane Primary School


South Lancashire Hub:

Name of School


LSA Technology and Performing Arts College


Highfield Humanities College


St Bede's Catholic High School


Millfield Science and Performing Arts College