As the new academic year gets underway, we are delighted to have been named as a trusted, high quality Tuition Partner of the National Tutoring Programme for the third successive year.  This means that schools can continue to work with our charity to provide high-quality, highly subsidised support to their pupils.  From 1st September 2022, new DfE rules mean that schools wanting to use an external tutoring organisation can only spend NTP funding with approved Tuition Partners such as Tutor Trust.  

For schools who partner with us, tutoring continues to be very high quality and very low cost: 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.  Under the NTP, schools receive £162 for all their pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium (the figure is £423 per pupil for non-mainstream schools such as Alternative Provision settings, Special Schools and Hospital Schools).  

During the 2021/22 school year, Tutor Trust supported over 6,700 pupils at nearly 200 primary and secondary schools across the North of England. For this new autumn term, schools have already booked in tutoring for around 2,000 pupils and the number is growing every day.  With schools now receiving funding directly from the Department for Education to pay for tutoring programmes delivered by NTP Tuition Partners, we will continue to grow our existing school partnerships and are looking to expand into more schools where tuition can have a real impact.

The NTP funding is intended to cover 60% of the cost of tutoring up to a maximum hourly rate per pupil of £18 (or £47 for non-mainstream schools) and, although the funding is based on the number of pupils in a school who are eligible for Pupil Premium, it does not have to be used exclusively with this group. Schools can provide more tutoring than their NTP subsidy covers if they want to, by using other funding they have available.

With flexibility over funding, schools across the Greater Manchester, Leeds-Braford and Merseyside city-regions, can continue to access our high-quality tutoring programmes using the National Tutoring Programme.

“For over ten years, we have been focused on supporting schools and enabling every young person to achieve their potential, irrespective of their background,” say Tutor Trust Co-Founders Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro.

The NTP funding means that schools with the highest numbers of Pupil Premium pupils have the greatest scope to introduce small group tuition as an intervention to boost outcomes for pupils.”

To find out more about our NTP offer, please visit our National Tutoring Programme web page which has all the details of how the programme works and our charges to schools.

If you would like to register your school’s interest in tuition, please use the links below:

Register interest for Primary school tuition

Register interest for Secondary school tuition

Because of the proven quality and impact of our services, Tutor Trust continues to be an official partner of the Education Endowment Foundation.  We have had positive results from two randomised control trials with the EEF.  You can read more about our evidence of impact here.

What our school partners say about tuition

“The Tutors delivered high quality sessions, worked well with, and developed good relationships with our students. The communication was always really good, and they were reliable.”

Ian Hepke, Assistant Headteacher, The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Merseyside

“The Maths Tutor (Genna) was outstanding. She really bonded with our students and was very proactive in her approach.”

Brian Duffy, Harper Green School, Greater Manchester

“I have been delighted with the quality of service throughout the time of working with Tutor Trust.  The initial communication, planning meeting and ongoing check-ins have been excellent.  The professionalism of the tutor was excellent.  Ollie had a lovely manner with the children, was exceptionally well planned, kind and punctual.”

Jane Lisic, Headteacher, St Hugh’s CofE Primary School, Greater Manchester

“Tehsneen and Sara both worked incredibly hard with our pupils. They were both professional, enthusiastic and reliable. The pupils enjoyed attending the sessions and they built great relationships with the tutors.”

Victoria Hinchliffe, Vice Principal, Barkerend Primary Leadership academy, Leeds

You can read lots of wonderful case studies of our school partnerships here.