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Teachers: Recruitment

Question for Department for Education

UIN 69252, tabled on 27 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many bursaries and scholarships were provided under the Your Future Their Future campaign for the academic year 2016-17; and what the value was of each of these.

Answered on

4 April 2017

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) bursaries of varying amounts are available to eligible trainees depending on the academic year in which they undertake their ITT, the subject in which they are training to teach and their highest relevant academic award. The amounts and eligible subjects change each year based on assessment of need informed by the targets and past performance.

Scholarships are awarded to those trainees who have gone through an additional selection procedure over and above that of their chosen ITT provider. These were available in 2016/17 in physics, chemistry, computing and mathematics.

Table 1 shows a breakdown of the total number of trainees who have received training bursaries or scholarships in 2016/17, and the total value of these incentives.

Table 1: Summary of the number of trainees that received Training Bursaries or scholarships in academic year 2016/17, and the total value of these bursaries and scholarships

No of trainees

Total values









The numbers are based on trainee data supplied by ITT providers, but as the academic year has not yet concluded, it does not take into account trainees that have withdrawn, or deferred. Nor does it take into account reconciliation activity.

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