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Primary general with Maths

As a trainee primary teacher specialising in maths, you’ll discover how to use your ability in the subject to make a real difference to young pupil’s lives.

As a primary provider our programmes cover the 3 - 11 age phase and you can select either our 3 - 9 age range programme (covering early years, key stage one and lower key stage two with additional training in EYFS) or our 5 - 11 age range programme (covering key stages one and two).

You will follow the training year of the programme that you have selected (including the Postgraduate Apprenticeship) and will receive additional specialist training in delivering primary maths and a closer look at maths mastery.

As a primary teacher specialising in maths, you could be eligible for a tax-free bursary. You must have a grade B or better in maths A-Level (or equivalent) and we will actively look for this during the application process.

Salaried trainees/apprentices who are eligible to follow this route will attract a higher grant. This would be passed to your employing school.

Tuition Fee trainees - the amount you are eligible for will depend on your qualifications (see below).

Funding, Bursaries and Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

For the academic year 2020/21 we will be charging a tuition fee of £8,680.

You may be eligible for a maintenance grant or special support but this will be determined by the Student Loan Company when you make an application for your tuition fee loan.

Training Bursaries

For the training year 2020/21, the following government bursaries are available for those trainees with a B grade (or better) in Maths A-level:

  • Those trainees with a Master's or PhD - £6,000*
  • Those trainees with a first class honours degree – £6,000*
  • Those trainees with a 2.1 honours degree – £6,000*
  • Those trainees with a 2.2 honours degree – £6,000*

(* please notes that these are subject to change until UCAS opens in October 2019 - the website will hold the most current information)

If you’re eligible for a bursary, the payments will be processed automatically by Surrey South Farnham SCITT.  

Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the Government’s ‘equivalency table’  to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary.

Additional maintenance grants and loans

UK residents may be eligible for a student maintenance loan or non-repayable maintenance grant to help towards accommodation and other living costs. For information regarding this (and advice for trainees from the EU) go to