To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many entrants there were into initial teacher education in England in the academic years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15; and what the level of recruitment of such entrants for the forthcoming academic year was at 1 February 2015.
11 February 2015
Initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment information for the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years is provided in the following table. This information is published in the annual ITT census. Information for the 2015/16 academic year will be available when we publish the next census at the end of November 2015.
UCAS publish within cycle recruitment reports, the latest of which can be found at:
Initial teacher training new entrants, 2010/11 to 2014/15
New entrants to Primary programmes
New entrants to Secondary programmes
Total new entrants
1) Figures for 2014/15 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2013/14 have been revised.
2) Teach First and Troops to Teachers are excluded.
3) Data refers to the number of new entrants on 8 October 2014 and was extracted on 10 November 2014.
4) Total includes forecast registrations in 2014/15.
This year we have recruited 32,156 trainees with a further 387 projected to start later in the academic year. This is slightly less than the number recruited in 2013, however, this will not result in a teacher shortage since not all trainees progress into teaching immediately after training, and schools can recruit teachers from other avenues.
The Department for Education is taking a number of steps to drive up recruitment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects for 2015/16, including increasing bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate ITT recruitment up to £25,000; paying a £5,000 bonus to maths, physics and computing trainees on our salaried scheme; and continuing to promote the subject knowledge enhancement programme.