16 to 19 Tuition Fund
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). Special schools and special academies are not in scope for the 16 to 19 tuition fund as all of their provision is covered by the schools catch-up premium funding.
The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or Maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.
Providers should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths. However, further to those students, if providers have funding available within their allocations they should consider whether any young people with a grade 4 also need catch up support. Providers should prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition, based on the criteria above. Providers should also have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.
The funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2021.
Providers need to consider what will be most effective for their students, considering students’ needs and local circumstances.
16 to 19 tuition fund Report - 2020 - 21
To view the 16 to 19 tuition fund report for 2020-21 please click here