Official Statistics

Initial teacher training: trainee number census - 2016 to 2017

Provisional recruitment to initial teacher training programmes in England in the academic year 2016 to 2017.


Main text: SFR57/2016

Main tables: SFR57/2016

Provider level tables: SFR57/2016


This statistical first release includes information on recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) programmes.

There is a forecast of the number of trainees expected to start training later in the academic year.

We use the information to:

  • determine funding for ITT providers
  • monitor the recruitment of under-represented groups in ITT
  • monitor the recruitment of new entrants against intake targets

Initial Teacher Training Statistics Publications

Published 24 November 2016
Last updated 24 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added missing row for ‘Music’ to Figure 4 of the main text.
  2. First published.