School Led tutoring

School-Led Tutoring at Upton St Leonards


School-Led Tutoring is being introduced as part of the National Tutoring Programme in 2021/22. Eligible state-funded schools and academy trusts will receive a ring-fenced grant to source their own tutoring provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils who have missed the most education due to COVID-19.

We know tutoring can have a positive impact on pupils’ academic progress. Evidence suggests that, compared to their peers who do not receive tuition, pupils who receive small group tuition may make, on average, 4 months additional progress and pupils who receive one-to-one tuition may make, on average, 5 months additional progress. This is likely linked to pupils receiving more feedback, being more engaged and completing work tailored to their specific needs.

There are three routes to take advantage of the funding available through the National Tutoring Programme: Route 1 – Tuition Partners; Route 2 – Academic Mentors; and Route 3 – School-Led Tutoring.

 There is an expectation that schools prioritise disadvantaged or vulnerable pupils for tutoring.

Funding and Payments

At Upton St Leonards Primary School, we have decided to pursue School-Led Tutoring. We feel our teachers are best placed to support the children they teach and they are prepared to do so.

Funding is allocated for around 60% of pupils eligible for pupil premium per school. 75% of the cost is subsidised in academic year 2021/22. Schools and academy trusts will need to fund the remaining 25% through other budgets, for example recovery premium or pupil premium.

Upton St Leonards will receive £5,265 to support tutoring this year. This should represent 75% of the cost of tutoring. We have decided to use the Recovery Premium to subsidise the remainder of the tuition which comes to £1,755

The total cost of Upton St Leonards’s School-Led Tutoring is £7,020

 With £7,020 available for tuition, Upton St Leonards will be able to deliver 150 sessions of tuition. There are 10 tutors currently available to offer tuition to identified children. Each tutor will deliver 15 sessions this academic year.

Tuition Programme

The tuition itself will be arranged as follows:

  • Small group tutoring (3 children per group).
  • Each group aims to include at least two pupil premium/SEND children.
  • Children from all year groups (Y1-Y6) will be considered for tuition.
  • Tuition cycles will be 15 sessions long.
  • 22 children will be selected initially (through consultation with teachers, Inclusion lead, DSL and SENDCO) for cycle 1.
  • Tutoring will focus on English or Maths fluency – with a priority on addressing gaps in learning and receiving high-quality feedback
  • 15 sessions of tutoring will take place this academic year, starting in Spring 2.
  • Tutoring should take place after school between 3:20pm and 4:20pm.
  • If your child has been selected for the tutoring you will be informed via a letter and a phone call/conversation from your child’s class teacher
  • Sessions cancelled by children/parents will not be rescheduled.


Useful links and information

School-Led Tutoring - NTP (

School-led tutoring grant - GOV.UK (

Letter sent to parents of children invited for tutoring

School Led Tutoring Letter 2022.pdf

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another