Tuition Partners

More information about NTP Tuition Partners for the Academic Year 2021/22.

Through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partners strand, schools can access high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tutoring partners, who have met the Tutoring Partner Quality Standards and Accreditation Criteria.­

Tuition Partners might be existing tutoring providers that have experience of working with schools. Alternatively, they may be an organisation, such as a charity, local authority or university who have designed a new programme to meet the NTP standards.

Tuition Partners deliver a quality approved tutoring programme consisting of training for tutors, central monitoring of quality and systems to communicate with schools.

Register your interest to become an approved NTP Tuition Partner.

How have Tuition Partners been selected?

Organisations have applied under the Open Access Scheme. This is a commercial process used to create a panel of organisations that are approved to deliver services. In the case of NTP, this framework consists of tutoring organisations who will be eligible to provide subsidised tutoring to schools for the Academic Year 2021/22.

Under the NTP Open Access Scheme, a set of criteria are used to define standards. Each standard must be met for an organisation to be admitted to the framework. Organisations that have evidenced that they meet all the standards, have been admitted onto the framework to be eligible to provide tutoring through the NTP, as a Tutoring Partner.

Eligibility and Quality Criteria

In order for an organisation to be eligible for the NTP, they need to be able to meet the Tutoring Partner Quality Standards and Accreditation Criteria.

View Quality Standards and Accreditation Criteria

Tuition models.

NTP Tuition Partners funding covers a range of different tuition models, including online and face-to-face, as well as 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 ratios. The overarching aim of the Tution Partner strand is that 80% of sessions will be delivered on a 1:3 ratio, with sessions of 1:1 and 1:2 largely reserved for pupils with additional needs and exceptional cases.

Schools can purchase one 15-hour subsidised block of tuition per pupil from a Tuition Partner. The breakdown of this can vary, for example one session for one hour a week for 15 weeks.

It’s important that Tuition Partners develop positive working relationships with both pupils and teachers in order to work collaboratively on delivering high quality tuition. Pupil relationships are critical to ensure motivation to attend sessions. Tuition Partners will work with teachers to ensure that attendance at sessions is high while ensuring minimal disruption to the learning of pupils and focussing on those who will benefit the most from tutoring.


Tutoring is available for pupils aged between 5 and 16, in Years 1 – 11. The subjects available are below:

  • Primary School
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Science
  • Secondary School
    • English
    • Humanities
    • Maths
    • Modern foreign languages
    • Science
For further information please see our FAQs

Register your interest now to become an approved Tuition Partner.