The Tutor Trust began life in Manchester, as a small pilot of a simple but radical new idea to boost the educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people.  Our start-up funding in 2011 came from the prestigious Education Endowment Foundation, and during 2017 the EEF funded an ambitious randomised control trial of our work.  This independent evaluation of Tutor Trust was highly successful and was published by EEF on 2nd November 2018.  The report is a powerful springboard for the further expansion of the charity, both within and beyond the current three cities that we serve in the Northern Powerhouse (Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool).   You can read more about the EEF evaluation here, and our subsequent designation as one the EEF’s prestigious ‘Promising Projects’ here.

Our very first tuition sessions were at Whalley Range High School in February 2012 (a school we have partnered with every year since), working with KS4 pupils; since then Tutor Trust has grown into an award-winning charity  that has:

  • Recruited and trained over 1,500 tutors, mostly talented university students
  • Provided over 95,000 hours of academic tuition to schools
  • Supported over 15,000 pupils (mostly on free school meals or looked after children)
  • Partnered with over 300 primary and secondary schools
  • Worked in schools in all 10 Greater Manchester authorities 
  • Opened offices in Leeds (2015) and Liverpool (2018)

Eight years on, Tutor Trust remains unique in Britain as a professional tuition service provider working exclusively with state schools and run on a strictly not-for-profit basis. During that time we have amassed a wealth of positive feedback, qualitative and quantitative, about the impact of our tuition from the schools we've worked with. Please read our latest Impact Report to see the positive impact our tutors make.