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Tutoring Programme

Information about the Funding

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is an ambitious scheme intended to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people in schools who have been most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

During the first year of the programme introduced in November of the 2020 to 2021 academic year, state-maintained primary and secondary schools in England were able to access high-quality subsidised tutoring provision for 5 to 16-year-olds using 2 routes, tuition partners and academic mentors.

The second year covers the 2021 to 2022 academic year and builds on the first phase. Based on feedback from schools, we have expanded the NTP for the second year of the programme, offering state-funded schools and academy trusts 3 routes to tutoring:

  • tuition partners
  • academic mentors
  • school-led tutoring


Reasons for introducing NTP

Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Evidence suggests that small group and one-to-one tuition can boost progress by 3 to 5 months per pupil. By providing high-quality tuition to pupils through the NTP, we want to extend this catch-up opportunity to pupils whose education has been impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic.