A well-established route into a successful teaching career

School-based teacher training

Student Finance

School Direct

Trainees will be paid at point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale and tuition fees will be paid by the employing school. Math and Physics graduates also qualify to earn at least £24,000 per year.


Postgraduate routes such as School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) allow graduates to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). HTTP offer a university validated PGCE qualification.


Your tuition fees, for which HTTP will be charging £8,500 in 2016/17, and any other bursary or financial support depend on your status as a home, European Union or overseas student. All grants and bursaries are subject to conditions and you are not guaranteed funding, but you may be eligible for financial support.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you wish to apply for a tuition fee loan, please contact one of the above telephone numbers for information or apply through the student loans website listed.


Bursaries are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as a teacher. Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.

Teaching is a prime career choice for high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the profession, in 2016/17 trainees will need at least a 2:2 to be eligible for a training bursary.

The 2016/17 bursary scheme recognises exceptional achievement outside of degree results and allows flexibility in some cases. In exceptional circumstances trainees may receive a higher bursary than their degree class would otherwise allow. This allows the scheme to take account of, for example, trainees with a 2:2 and a PhD or proven exceptional subject knowledge gained from another career.

See 'Get Into Teaching website' for full details of funding available to trainee teachers and financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2016/17 by subject.

Student Loan for maintenance

Home students in England may be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England.

Maintenance Grant

Home students in England may also be eligible for a non-refundable maintenance grant. This grant will be means tested and you may apply through Student Finance England.

Equivalent Degrees

Visit the National Academic Recognition Centre website to find out if your qualifications are of an equivalent level to those of the UK.

School Direct Salaried

School Direct places will be available in a range of subjects. Trainees' tuition fees will be paid by the employing school and salaries will be based on the unqualified teacher scale.

School Direct Un-salaried

School Direct places will be available in a range of subjects. Trainees will be responsible for their own tuition fees but will be eligible for bursaries if they fit the criteria outlined in the Bursaries section above.

Katie Chandler is HTTP's finance manager and will be happy to assist you with any financial questions regarding your application at httpfinance@hallmeadschool.com.

Useful contacts

Student Finance England: studentfinanceengland.co.uk

Directgov: gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

Student Helplines

England: 0845 300 5090
Wales: 0845 602 8845
NI: 0845 300 5090

Scholarship Information

Institute of Physics: iop.org

Royal Society of Chemistry rsc.org

Institute of Maths and its Application (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMA) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSA): ima.org.uk

British Computer Society website bcs.org