Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans


  • a Tuition Fee Loan is available to cover course costs – if you take one out, you don’t have to pay your course costs upfront
  • a Maintenance Loan is available to help with living costs
  • it doesn’t matter if you already have a student loan – you can still apply for both these loans to support your teacher training
  • you will only start making repayments when you earn over the threshold 
  • if you have a student loan already, taking out a further loan for your teacher training will not see your monthly repayments increase

View the latest information on Tuition Fees and Maintenance Loans

How to apply 

Once you’ve accepted your place on a non-salaried teacher training course, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan via Student Finance England (SFE)

Scholarships & Bursaries

You may be eligible for a 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.

Your bursary or scholarship will be paid in a minimum of 10 equal monthly instalments over the duration of your course by your teacher training provider.

2023-24 Scholarships & Bursaries

Subject Bursary Scholarship
Biology £20,000  
Chemistry £27,000 £29,000
Computing £27,000 £29,000
Design & Technology £20,000  
English £15,000  
Geography £25,000  
Languages (French, German, Spanish) £25,000 £27,000
Maths £27,000 £29,000
Physics  £27,000 £29,000

*2024/25 bursaries to be released soon*

More information on eligibility for bursaries and scholarships can be found here