||<p>The Department for Education’s estimate of trainee teacher need is based on a number
of factors, including the current stock of teachers and pupil number projections.
This national estimate forms the basis of our allocation of teacher training places.</p><p>
</p><p>The allocation of places for the 2015/16 academic year was based on the criteria
identified in our published methodology, which is published online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/allocation-of-initial-teacher-training-itt-places-2015-to-2016"
</p><p>Geographical impact was considered as part of the allocation of places for