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ESFA 16-19 Tuition Fund

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The ESFA has made funding available to schools and colleges to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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 under a L5 at age 16. 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 IMD post code criteria.


Jack Hunt school has committed to using the Tuition Fund that the ESFA has made available. Support sessions will be prioritised for the following students:

  • Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • Those who have below a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and English and are in need of academic support
  • Those students most disadvantaged (from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation)

Examples of support that Jack Hunt School will be offering:

Group 1

Students who have achieved below L4 in Maths and who need numeracy support to be offered 121 virtual tutoring

Group 2

Eligible disadvantaged year 13 students identified with challenges and gaps in education who would benefit from subject specific support to be offered 121 virtual tutoring.  


Jack Hunt School will use the funding as follows:

  • Recruiting a number of virtual tutors from alternative provision companies for 121 virtual support
  • Recruiting members of staff internal to JHS for face to face or virtual small group or 121 tuition (Groups no larger than 3).

Our commitment

Jack Hunt School is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition funds by:

  • producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the eligible students.
  • publishing this guidance on the Jack Hunt School 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 retain the evidence of the tuition provided.
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2021/2022.
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed.