For Schools

For Schools

All state-maintained schools in England are eligible to participate.

Teachers and school leaders understand the needs of their pupils best.

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support teachers and schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. 

Through NTP Tuition Partners, participating schools can access high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tutoring providers, who have passed a set of quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards.

NTP Tuition Partners have initially been funded to provide subsidised high-quality tutoring for up to 250,000 pupils. The focus of the NTP is on supporting disadvantaged pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. However, participating schools will be able to decide which of their pupils will most benefit from additional support, and which type of support is more suitable. Tuition Partners will substantially increase the tutoring available to disadvantaged pupils, and the aim is to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible.

Tutoring is designed to provide additional support, as a supplement to the high-quality classroom teaching that is the most powerful way to support children. Evidence confirms that when effectively implemented, tutoring yields substantial positive impacts on learning outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged pupils. Advice and tips to get the most out of working with tutors – as an effective team, led by teachers – is available here.

For more information on how the Tuition Partners pillar works, check out our FAQs.

Please note: if your school has registered an interest on our website, this is not a formal submission to access tutoring. You can search for tutoringhere.

Find tutoring for your school

Search our approved Tuition Partners to find the right support for your pupils

Webinars for schools

We are running information webinars on how schools can access NTP support. This will include an introduction to the programme, the two pillars and information on how your school can get involved.

You can see a recording of the webinar held on Thursday 5 November here.

You can access the presentation slides here.

Best tutoring practice for schools

This brief guide summarises key messages for schools, based on the best available evidence for effective tutoring.