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16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

What is the 16-19 tuition fund?

  • The 16-19 tuition fund is a one-off funding for the 2020/21 academic year that is ring-fenced to support Sixth Form students where learning has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16-19 year old students.  Providers should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Mathematics. Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects. Providers should also have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities, and also prioritise support for disadvantaged students.  All supported students must be on a 16-19 study programme.


  • Providers need to consider what will be most effective for their students, considering students' needs and local circumstances. Providers have flexibility to decide the most appropriate approach to resourcing the delivery of small group tuition supported through the fund.

How will Haberdashers' Knights Academy use the funding?

Haberdashers' Knights Academy plan to spend the 16-19 fund on the following provision:

  • To increase the number of supervised study sessions provided to students, in which a member of staff supports students in small groups to manage and complete their independent study.


  • The availability of an experienced teacher to support Year 13 students in the Sixth Form Study Suite after school on a weekly basis, to close any gaps in their learning for GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language.


  • To provide weekly mentoring to targeted Year 13 students who are at risk of underachieving in the main element of their Study Programme.


  • To help fund the staffing required to allow the Year 12 BTEC Business Diploma class to be taught in small groups, allowing many of the students prioritised to gain extra support from teachers within the main element of their Study Programme. 


This statement is in line with the ESFA guidance and we have published this statement to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21.  This document may be updated to reflect any changes in ESFA guidance.