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16-19 Tuition Fund

16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. This additional funding has been extended for the academic year 2021 to 2022 for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 institutions to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our share of this funding is £9,439.

The guidance related to the fund means that:

  • Only learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
  • The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study.
  • The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff.
  • Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject.

Changes for 2021 to 2022

The government are broadening the eligibility of the fund to include economic disadvantage in addition to low prior attainment in academic year 2021 to 2022. Including these students allows institutions to offer tuition to all disadvantaged students who have been impacted by the pandemic, while still maintaining focus on low prior attainment.