16-19 Tuition Fund

The ESFA has made funding available to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus.

The purpose of this statement is to set out how The King’s Academy Sixth Form will use its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in Maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects, and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects. It is also for students who are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.

Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The King’s Academy has committed to using the Tuition Fund that the ESFA has made available.

Examples of some of the support that the King’s Academy will be offering are:

  • Support for SEND and High Needs Students
  • Vocational support where assessments were deferred
  • Vocational catch-up sessions for knowledge and practical skills development
  • One-to-one and small group sessions outside of timetabled hours/ outside of term time, including remote provision
  • One-to-one and small group study skills sessions to support academic progress, including remote provision

Support sessions will be prioritised for:

    • Those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
    • Those 16-18 year old learners with a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
    • Those who have a grade 5 or below in GCSE Maths and/or English
    • Those students most disadvantaged (from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation)
    • Those classed as vulnerable or impacted most by the pandemic.



The King’s Academy Commitment

The King’s Academy will ensure that the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund by:

  • Producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students.
  • Publishing this statement on our website.
  • Recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retaining the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • Delivering the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/22
  • Notifying the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.