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 came from the Education Endowment Foundation in 2011; the EEF went on to fund an ambitious randomised control trial of our work six years later.  This independent evaluation of Tutor Trust was highly successful and the evaluation report, published in November 2018, was a powerful springboard for the further expansion of the charity. 

Today, we proudly operate in three cities of the North – Liverpool, Leeds and Greater Manchester - and have successfully carried out online tutoring since March 2020, after schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our very first tutoring 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 1,800 tutors
  • Provided over 100,000 hours of tutoring support 
  • Supported over 15,000 pupils(mostly on free school meals or Looked After Children) 
  • Partnered with over 300 schools, both primary and secondary 
  • Paid over £1.25mto tutors 
  • Worked in schools in all 10 Greater Manchester authorities  
  • Opened offices in Leeds(2015) and Liverpool (2018) 

Tutor Trust remains unique in Britain as a professional tutoring service provider working exclusively with state schools and run on a strictly not-for-profit basis. We have amassed a wealth of positive feedback about the impact of our tuition from the schools we've worked with. You can read our latest Impact Report to see the positive impact our tutors make. 

You can read more about the EEF evaluation here, and our subsequent designation as one the EEF’s prestigious ‘Promising Projects’ here