The 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year


The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund, ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The guidance related to the fund means that.

  • Only learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund
  • The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study
  • The need for support will be determined and agreed upon between the eligible learners and staff
  • Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject

We will identify learners who are eligible for support, using the criteria set by the ESFA. We will review at a subject level those learners whose progress has been impacted by the effects of the pandemic. We will consider at a subject level how best to deliver small group or 1 to 1 additional support in line with student needs and available resources.

At Wickersley, the support that our eligible Year 12 and Year 13 students will receive will vary depending on availability of resources. Some will receive high-quality small group tuition after school in preparation for upcoming exams and assessments. Whilst others will attend extra time-timetabled sessions delivered by subject specialists or target-driven study sessions relevant to their programme of study. We will use existing teaching staff to deliver additional support where available, and/or recruit additional tuition staff to deliver additional support. We also plan to use online tuition resources to help us deliver support where necessary.