BBC Two goes Back In Time For School - could your school feature?

The makers of Back In Time For School ask: have you ever wondered what school life was like in the old days – for real?

The hit series Back In Time For Tea is looking for teachers and students to take part in an exciting new BBC Two history series, Back In Time For School.

They are gathering together a class of modern-day teachers and teenagers to experience the school days of previous generations… from the Victorian era to the 1990s.

Living through the changing attitudes, dress codes and technologies of the nation’s classrooms over the decades, participants in Back In Time For School will experience the lessons, sports, school trips and even school dinners of yesteryear, and decide which eras were ‘the best days of our lives’.

The history series welcomes applications from all levels of teaching, including head teachers. You must:

  • be a trainee, present or former teacher
  • live in or near the West Midlands
  • if you are currently employed as a teacher, have a current DBS check as part of your employment

Register to be on Back In Time For School

Back In Time For Tea was shown on BBC Two earlier this year, and showed the Ellis family “traveling” back in time to discover what life was like for working class families over the past 100 years. They looked at every aspect of life such as food, the North-South divide, music and leisure since the 1918. You can view the series on BBC iPlayer or by visiting

Back In Time For School poster

Go to and click on Take Part to find out how to apply for Back In Time For School, and for full terms and conditions. The closing date is Monday 9th April 2018.

Filming will take place in the May half term break and in the summer holidays in 2018. Note that you do not have to be available every day – but please do not apply if you have holidays lasting more than two weeks already booked in this period.