We are delighted to announce that the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) has chosen Tutor Trust as a trusted delivery partner for the second year running.  Schools can continue to access our high-quality tutoring at heavily subsidised rates, enabling us to continue our mission to ‘transform lives through tutoring’ across the North of England.

As a partner of the programme in 2020-2021, Tutor Trust worked with 209 primary and secondary schools across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Leeds-Bradford city regions to support more than 5,700 pupils – double the number of any previous year.  This academic year, with the support of the NTP, we’re aiming to reach even more young people who need the support of a great tutor.

In addition to the NTP, all schools can also access our tutors directly through the ‘School-Led Tutoring’ programme which the Government announced in June along with over £500m of fresh funding; this ‘School-Led Tutoring’ option also gives very heavy subsidies for tutors.  Under this programme, schools will automatically receive an extra £203 for 60% of all their pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium (the figure is £529 per pupil for Alternative Provision settings, Special Schools and Hospital Schools).    

The costs of tutoring under both the ‘School-Led Tutoring’ scheme and the NTP are very low and our partner schools have already booked in tutors for more than 1,000 pupils.  For more information on the two schemes and costs, visit our NTP webpage.

Tutor Trust Co-Founders Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro are excited about the ongoing partnership with the NTP and believe it is a positive step forward for young people in the North.

It is very good news that we are once again a trusted provider for the NTP.  This will enable us to reach even more of those young people who need the support of a great tutor.  Our work is needed more than ever because of the well-documented impact of COVID on the lives and learning of disadvantaged children and young people.  With high-quality tutoring a key element of 'education recovery', we are determined to play our full part.

"During 2021/22 we also aim to build on the life-changing work of The Right Angle in Greater Manchester and to pilot new ways of supporting the 'whole child' across all our tutoring services in all three city-regions we serve. 

"This new academic year will see Tutor Trust celebrate its 10th anniversary and also mark the final year of the ambitious Three Year Plan we developed in 2019 with Impetus and the Education Endowment Foundation.  But we will not rest on our laurels and our whole Board and staff team cannot wait to collaborate with these vital partners to imagine and strategize the next phase of our journey.  We want to take the quality and impact of our work to the next level and to further expand our scope so that we can transform even more lives through tutoring."  

Our partner schools are equally enthusiastic about the benefits of tuition for their pupils.  In our recent school partner survey, Judith Richens, Principal at Marlborough Road Primary School in Salford, acknowledged the impact:

The tutors were well trained, professional and built very positive relationships with our pupils. The children really enjoyed working with them and they really benefited from working in a small group.”

On Merseyside, Phil Boulton, Vice Principal of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Widnes, was full of praise for their experience of working with Tutor Trust:

The communication was excellent from everyone involved. The Tutor Trust were flexible to our needs and the needs of our students and they always readily tailored anything we asked to suit our circumstances. In addition the quality of tutoring was excellent and the fact that the tutors were young made them more accessible to our students.”

Kris Feather, Leader of Learning at Shakespeare Primary School in Leeds said the best thing about working with us was:

The knowledge that the children will come back into class with more confidence and increased knowledge in the fundamental areas of mathematics.”

We offer tutoring for Y5 and Y6 in Primary, and for Y7-11 in Secondary.  We also have a specialist 1:1 tutoring service for Looked After Children, pupils in Alternative Provision and pupils at risk of exclusion; all of this work attracts the heavy government subsidies through both NTP and school-led tutoring.

To find out more about the NTP offer and the new School-Led Tutoring grant, visit our NTP page.

To register your school’s interest in tuition, please click here :

Register interest here for Primary schools

Register interest here for Secondary schools