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WLTSA Primary School Bursaries

We have 32 primary schools with vacancies for primary trainees on unsalaried courses and all of them are aware that for trainees, the cost can be significant.  The DfE offers no bursaries at all for general primary but £6,000 for those with at least a B at Maths A-Level on a Primary with Maths course.

20 of our primary schools with unsalaried courses are however able to offer a school bursary of their own to trainees on both general primary and primary with maths courses (in addition to any bursary from DfE)

The school bursaries range from £2,000 to £9,000 depending on the school.   We are unaware of any other primary schools in the country offering any additional funding at all, let alone at this sort of level.  We have set up specific unsalaried primary courses for the schools that can offer their own bursary in addition to our other standard unsalaried primary courses. You can see this in our vacancy list. 

Remember that on all unsalaried programmes (whether or not they have a school bursary), tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England are also available subject to eligibility. You would also be able to get a student oyster card and in many boroughs, reduced council tax as a full time student.

WLTSA SCHOOL BURSARY GENERAL CONDITIONS

The school bursary is paid termly in three equal instalments and would be dependent upon the host school deeming the trainee to be making satisfactory progress.  The school bursaries would be subject to taxation (although it may well fall under your tax threshold) and those receiving such payment will be required to invoice the school by letter, including a ‘Unique Reference Number’ provided by HMRC. 

Any trainee receiving a bursary would be expected to remain at the school at least until the end of the school’s summer term in July 2021.  Payment of the bursaries is the responsibility of the host school (as opposed to WLTSA) and could be discussed at interview as appropriate.

See below the unsalaried primary courses that come with the additional bursary and the level of the bursary available from each school

These bursary levels and additional conditions for 2021 remain draft but will be confirmed or revised in Sept 2020.

WLTSA Course 37F9 with St Mary's University, Primary with School Bursary

Host School

School Bursary

St Charles Catholic Primary

£3,000, no further conditions

St James Catholic Primary

£2,000, no further conditions

St Mary of the Angels RC Primary

£3,000, no further conditions 

St Mary’s Catholic Primary, W0

£3,000, no further conditions

St Mary’s Catholic Primary, W10

£3,000, no further conditions

WLTSA Course 2VP3 with Roehampton University, Primary with School Bursary

Host School

School Bursary

Barlby Primary School

£4,000, no further conditions

Barnes Primary School

£6,000, no further conditions

Bevington Primary School

£6,000,  no further conditions

Colville Primary School

£4,500 but would be £9,000 for those with significant work experience in a primary classroom or with children.  The school may require those who have accepted an offer without much school experience to come into school for up to 10 days experience before the course starts.

Fox Federation (Fox Primary School, Ashburnham Community School, Avonmore Primary School)

£4,500 but would be £9,000 for those with significant work experience in a primary classroom or with children.  The school may require those who have accepted an offer without much school experience to come into school for up to 10 days experience before the course starts.

Knowledge Schools Trust Primaries (West London Free School Primary, Earls’ Court Free School Primary, Kensington Primary Academy)

£6,000, no further conditions

Marlborough Primary School

£4,500 but would be £9,000 for those with significant work experience in a primary classroom or with children.  The school may require those who have accepted an offer without much school experience to come into school for up to 10 days experience before the course starts.

St James & St John CE Primary School

£3,000, no further conditions

St Pater’s CE Primary School

£6,000, no further conditions

The Oratory Catholic Primary School

£2,000, no further conditions

Thomson House School

£6,000, no further conditions

 WLTSA Course 2VP5 with Roehampton University, Primary with Maths, with School Bursary

Host School

School Bursary

Fox Federation (Fox Primary School, Ashburnham Community School, Avonmore Primary School)

 £4,500 but would be £9,000 for those with significant work experience in a primary classroom or with children.  The school may require those who have accepted an offer without much school experience to come into school for up to 10 days experience before the course starts.

Barnes Primary School, SW10

£6,000, no further conditions

 

We also have 12 further primary schools seeking unsalaried trainees who are not in a position to offer a school bursary.  Please believe that these schools (listed in our vacancy tables) are just as committed and hugely keen to recruit excellent trainees. Student loans for fees and maintenance are available.  

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