From 1st September 2022, using the NTP subsidies for tutoring on a 1:3 ratio, a block of 15 hours of tutoring in either Maths, English or Science will cost schools just £108 per pupil for the full programme.  

As a charity, Tutor Trust has always charged a low cost to schools for our services.  Using the NTP subsidies means the costs for schools are even lower. Schools can use Recovery Premium funding or their regular Pupil Premium budget to cover their contributions to tuition costs, or to fund additional tuition over the level of the NTP subsidies they receive.

Under the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), the DfE gives mainstream schools £162 per Pupil Premium-eligible pupil. We charge £54 per hour of tuition delivered (£18 per hour per pupil if there are three pupils in the group).  The NTP subsidy covers 60% of the cost, up to a maximum of £10.80 per pupil per hour.  For example, for 15 hours of tuition for 15 pupils in groups of three, we will charge the school £4,050, which costs the school only £1,620 after using the NTP subsidy.

What does this mean in practice?

We deliver most tutoring in small groups, with one tutor working with three pupils at a time (whether face-to-face or online).  This 1:3 ratio is the most cost-effective model for schools.

Below are the full details of the costs for mainstream schools:    

 

 

What schools will be invoiced

Cost to school after using 60% NTP subsidy

Secondary School Block of Tutoring (15 pupils for 15 hours in one subject)

1:3

£4,050

£1,620

(£108 per pupil)

 

1:2 (14 pupils)

£5,670

£3,402

(£243 per pupil) 1

 

1:1 (per pupil)

£810

£648 per pupil 1

Primary School Block of Tutoring (12 pupils for 15 hours in one subject)

1:3

£3,240

£1,296

(£108 per pupil)

 

1:2

£4,860

£2,916

(£243 per pupil) 1

 

1:1 (per pupil)

£810

£648 per pupil 1

1 The funding is capped at £10.80 per hour per pupil in a mainstream school. As the tuition cost is £54 per hour, on a 1:1 and 1:2 basis the 60% subsidy does not apply to the full cost with only the first £18 per hour per pupil being subsidised.