Guidance

School-led tutoring grant

How schools and academy trusts should plan and deliver the national tutoring programme's school-led tutoring to help pupils catch up on missed learning.

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This guidance is for:

  • school and academy trust leaders
  • school and academy trust staff
  • governing bodies

It applies to state-funded schools and academy trusts with pupils eligible for pupil premium.

It covers school-led tutoring:

  • eligibility
  • planning and organising tutoring (including how to support pupils and select tutors)
  • quality assurance
  • funding
  • accountability

Eligible state-funded schools and academy trusts will receive a ring-fenced grant to source their own tutoring provision for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Further guidance is available in the conditions of grant.

School-led tutoring is 1 of 3 subsidised tutoring options that are available through the national tutoring programme. The national tutoring programme supports disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils from year 1 to 11 to catch up on missed education due to COVID-19.

Published 2 September 2021
Last updated 18 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'School-led tutoring: guidance for local authorities and independent special schools' with the new deadline of Friday 9 September 2022 to report the receipt and transfer of funds.

  2. Updated 'School-led tutoring for looked-after children: guidance for local authorities and virtual school heads' with information about increased May 2022 allocations, optional summer provision and year-end statement deadlines.

  3. Updated the 'School-led tutoring' guidance to clarify that additional funding is for schools to deliver tuition within the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

  4. Added 'School-led tutoring: guidance for local authorities and independent special schools'.

  5. Updated the 'School-led tutoring guidance' document.

  6. Added 'School-led tutoring for looked after children: guidance for local authorities and virtual school heads'.

  7. Amended to reflect up to date policy on accountability and recovering overpayments, and delivery of training.

  8. First published.