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.

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.

Schools can take the following steps to access tutoring:

  1. Search for approved NTP Tuition Partners either by school name or location. A list of Tuition Partners matching your search will be returned. Filter the search results by subject, age range and specify if you would prefer face-to-face or online tutoring.
  2. Make an enquiry via the website with your chosen Tuition Partner, indicating your tutoring requirements, such as the number of pupils you would like tutoring for.
  3. Your enquiry will be sent directly to the Tuition Partner, and they will get back to you.

Our FAQs section has more information on allocations, subjects, where tutoring can take place and using existing school staff as tutors.

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 tutoring here.

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, information on how the Tuition Partners works and steps your school can take to get involved.

North EastTuesday 20 April16:00
NationalWednesday 21 April16:00
HullThursday 22 April16:00
Yorkshire and the HumberTuesday 27 April16:00
East MidlandsWednesday 28 April16:00

You can also see a recording of the national webinar held on Tuesday 23 March here and 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.

Supporting parental engagement

National Tutoring Programme resources to share with families