Claiming Back £ – 3 ways.

Student Loan Repayments.

Did you:

  1. Teach biology, chemistry, physics, computing or languages (not including English) during the 2018 to 2019 financial year.
  2. At a school in an eligible local authority during the 2018 to 2019 financial year – check which places are eligible
  3. are currently employed as a teacher at a state-funded secondary school in England
  4. spend at least 50% of your contracted hours teaching one or more eligible subjects
  5. complete your initial teacher training (ITT) course in or after the 2013 to 2014 academic year

Then you can claim back the student loan repayments that you made while employed as a teacher in the 2018 to 2019 financial year (The financial year so this is April 2018 to April 2019).

This what you’ll need:

  1. The exact amount of student loan you repaid while employed as a teacher during the 2018 to 2019 financial year (get this from your annual student loan statement, your P60 if you only had one employer or all your payslips from this period). You should be able to access some of your information here also
  2. Your National Insurance Number
  3. Your bank account details
  4. Your 7-digit teacher reference number – you can get this from your school, the certificate you got when you qualified, or from the teacher qualifications helpdesk
  5. The academic year in which you completed your initial teacher training
  6. Your passport or photocard driving licence to prove your identity using GOV.UK Verify – if you’ve used GOV.UK Verify before, you’ll just need your sign-in details

Head over to if you are eligible and if not share with your networks.

Claim back £2000

While you are here if you taught maths or Physics in the same period you can claim £2000.


Sorry, if none of this applies to you. However, if you haven’t claimed your tax back (people are receiving cheques up to £600 back) on you union subs and chartered college membership do that here.



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