The 16-19 tuition fund is a £96 million one-off fund for the 2020-21 academic year only. It is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16-19 providers to support small group tuition for 16-19 pupils in English, maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted (for example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown). Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the priority support should be for those pupils who had not achieved grade 4 or above in at least one of those subjects by age 16. All supported pupils must be on a 16-19 study programme and have had their learning disrupted in 2019-20 academic year from the coronavirus outbreak.
We are eligible to receive £1,062 from this fund for small group tuition. As all pupils entering the Rushcliffe Sixth Form have a grade 4 in English and Maths (because of the academic entry requirements), these funds will be used to support any pupil who did not achieve a grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects by age 16 with priority given where we feel pupils would benefit most from extra tuition.
Further information on the 16-19 tuition fund is available here.