Funding for training to teach primary maths

As a trainee primary teacher specialising in maths, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary – or you could earn a salary while you train. If you’re on a non-salaried teacher training course, there are three types of funding available. Depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three.

1. Bursaries

If you have a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD a £6,000 bursary is available for trainees. To receive the bursary, you'll need an A level in maths at grade B or above (or equivalent).

Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary, you can find out how and when you will receive your funding on our how you will be paid page

2. Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan

With or without a bursary, you can also access a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan for your living costs. The available loans are:

  • a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover your fees
  • a Maintenance Loan of up to £11,672 to support your living costs

3. Additional financial support

If you have children or a disability, extra funding is available. For instance, you could get:

Find out more information on the extra financial support available

Earn a salary while you train

Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried), Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeships or Teach First.