Teachers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to the public purse of teacher training bursaries awarded in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The amount of teacher training bursary funding paid from academic year 2010/11 to 2016/17 was:

Academic Year

Training Bursary funding

2010/11

£149,453,000

2011/12

£51,096,000

2012/13

£138,512,500

2013/14

£136,418,000

2014/15

£144,897,000

2015/16

£172,997,000

2016/17

£199,747,000

Training bursary spend has varied according to the bursaries offered and the number of trainee teachers recruited. These figures do not include any reconciliation activity completed at the end of each academic year. The lower spend in academic year 2011/12 was due to bursaries being offered in fewer subjects.

Figures for academic year 2017/18 spending will be available following completion of our assurance procedures.

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