16-19 tuition fund

16 19 tuition fund

16-19 tuition fund Statement

The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 academic year

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).  This statement explains how Chichester High School will use this funding to prioritise support for disadvantaged students and students that have not achieved a grade 4 at GCSE in English/Maths. The full guidance can be accessed here:


Supporting students

The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including and/or academic learning.  Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support.  All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding will be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned.  It is for students who:

  • have not achieved a grade GCSE 4 or above in English and/or maths.

  • have a grade GCSE 4 or above in English and/or maths, but are from an economically disadvantaged background and who need catch-up support.

How is Chichester High School using this fund?

The fund will be used to provide small group and one-to-one tuition in English, Maths, academic and vocational learning.  Tuition will take place in small groups or 1:1 sessions and will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and on-campus delivery. Sessions will be based on the needs of individual students.  The additional support may run for a few weeks e.g. to address a specific gap in learning, or may run for the majority of the academic year.  Regular reviews will take place to ensure students are making the necessary progress in their learning. 

The support offered will include:

  • English and maths skills development, including support for assessments

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation

  • Academic/technical knowledge and skills development to make up for any gaps in previous learning

  • Assessment preparation, including exams, assignments and practical competency tests

  • Specialist support to enable students to overcome barriers to learning for students with SEND

  • Personal support to motivate students and equip them with strategies to engage with their learning

The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2020 to 2021 academic year

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a £96 million one-off fund for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 4 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16.

Chichester High School Sixth Form is eligible to receive £5021 from this fund for small group tuition. We will be using this funding to support students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE. We will be prioritising those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) where appropriate. This tuition will be in addition to students’ normal timetabled GCSE English and maths lessons and will be in groups of no more than 5.

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.

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