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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Funding and Fees

Scholarships and Financial Incentives

There are three types of funding available for teacher training – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  1. Tax-free bursary or scholarship
  2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

Find out more information about the routes into teaching here

You may be eligible for a teaching bursary or scholarship when training to teach.

These are tax-free amounts of money you receive to train in certain subjects. You do not need to pay them back.

You’ll need a first, 2:1, 2:2 degree or a PhD or master’s degree to be eligible for a bursary, as well as meeting the bursary scheme’s individual terms and conditions.

Find out more about your eligibility for teaching bursaries

For a scholarship, each professional scholarship body sets its own criteria. These bodies include:

Find out more information about Mathematics Scholarships here

For information on Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships visit  Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships website.

Webinars are run by the Maths Scholarship Team.  The Maths Scholarships Team will be streaming live, talking about the Scheme and answering questions such as: how it is different to the government’s normal bursary for initial teacher training; what additional benefits do Maths Scholars receive as part of the Maths Scholarship; how can the Scheme help an ITT trainee during their initial teacher training year and NQT year. 

To sign up to a webinar, email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Date of webinar you would like to attend