The figures held by the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) relate to England only. In the academic year 2016/17, there were 1,098 new entrants to physical education ITT in England, exceeding our teacher supply model target of 999.
We have exceeded this target for each academic year since 2010/11.
The number of new entrants to physical education (PE) ITT in England each year since 2010 is as follows:
New entrants to ITT
Further information on final year ITT trainees for PE, including the proportion of those awarded QTS and the proportion in a teaching post within 6 months, can be found in table 6a on the ITT Performance Profiles webpage. The figures are published up to 2014/15, and can be accessed through: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2014-to-2015.
 Source: ITT Census
Figures for 2016/17 are provisional and subject to change.
Recruitment to Teach First programmes is included from 2015/16
 The 2011/12 onwards figures refer to postgraduates only. The 2010/11 figure may include undergraduate starters.