March 2022

National Tutoring Programme

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This publication contains estimates of the number of courses started and percentages of schools participating in the National Tutoring Programme. The data covers England only. 

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a scheme that provides support for pupils and students most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the 2020 to 2021 academic year, NTP delivered support schools via two routes: tuition partners and academic mentors. In the 2021 to 2022 academic year, funding has also been provided directly to schools for school led tutoring, in addition to the other two routes.

This publication provides:

  • national, regional and local authority level estimates of the total number of starts made by pupils on NTP courses, as well as breakdowns of starts made by pupils on courses through the different routes: school led tutoring, tuition partners and academic mentors, and
  • national, regional and local authority level estimates of the percentages of schools participating in the National Tutoring Programme and each route.

Before publishing these Official Statistics, the Department for Education (DfE) had released ad-hoc statistics on the NTP, on 11th January 2022 and 11th March 2022.

Data files are available in the ‘Explore Data and Files’ section on this page.

These statistics are experimental statistics undergoing evaluation. They have been developed under the guidance of the Head of Profession for Statistics and published to involve users and stakeholders at an early stage in assessing their suitability and quality.

Experimental official statistics have been produced as far as possible in line with the Code of Practice for Statistics.


Headline facts and figures - 2022

Starts Made by Pupils on NTP Courses: Total since November 2020

Up to 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that at least 1,198,239 starts had been made by pupils on courses of tuition provided through the National Tutoring Programme. This is across the 2020 to 2021 academic year and the 2021 to 2022 academic year. 

A breakdown across years and routes is provided below. This figure is for course starts.  Pupils may undertake more than one course.

Starts Made by Pupils on NTP Courses: 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

Up to 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that at least 887,521 starts had been made by pupils on courses of tuition provided through the National Tutoring Programme in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. 

Up to 10th March 2022, DfE estimates that 674,941 starts had been made by pupils on courses of tuition provided through school led tutoring on NTP in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.  

Up to 13th March 2022, 128,776 starts had been made by pupils on courses of tuition provided through tuition partners on NTP in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. 

Up to 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that 83,805 starts had been made by pupils on courses of tuition provided through academic mentors on NTP in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. 

A breakdown across routes, regions and local authorities is provided below. This figure is for course starts.  Pupils may undertake more than one course.

Schools Participation in NTP: 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

Up to 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that 59.9% of state-funded schools have so far participated in the National Tutoring Programme in the 2021 to 2022 Academic year. The percentage here represents the percentage of respondents to the Educational Settings Status form who are participating in the programme. 

A breakdown across routes, regions and local authorities is provided below. Whilst all schools can access NTP funding through the tutoring partners route, not all school are eligible for school led tutoring funding or an academic mentor.

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Starts Made by Pupils on NTP Courses since November 2020

As at 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that at least 1,198,239 course starts have been made by pupils in England on courses provided through the National Tutoring Programme since the programme was launched in November 2020. This is across the 2020 to 2021 academic year and the 2021 to 2022 academic year. 

This figure is for course starts.  Pupils may undertake more than one course.

The following table shows a breakdown of course starts made by pupils across academic years and routes:

Course starts by pupils by academic year and pillar of NTP: final figures for 2020 to 2021 academic year, and figures as at March 2022 for 2021 to 2022 academic year

 2020 to 20212021 to 2022Total
School ledno data674,941674,941
Tuition partner206,855128,776335,631
Academic mentor103,86283,805187,667
Total310,717887,5211,198,239

Starts Made by Pupils on NTP Courses in the 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

As at 13th March 2022, DfE estimates that at least 887,521 course starts have been made by pupils in England on courses provided through the National Tutoring Programme in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

This figure is for course starts.  Pupils may undertake more than one course.

Estimates of NTP course starts made by pupils in each region and local authority are given in the tables below. 

School Participation in NTP in the 2021 to 2022 Academic Year

In the 2021 to 2022 academic year, an estimated 59.9% of schools have participated in the National Tutoring Programme. This is based on data on school led tutoring from 10th March 2022 and data on tuition partners and academic mentors up to 13th March 2022.

Some schools are participating in multiple routes of the programme, hence the percentages for the three individual strands sum to greater than the overall percentage.

Not every school is eligible for school led tutoring or an academic mentor. You can find out more about eligibility here.

Figures for participation by region and local authority are given in the tables below. 

Educational Settings Status Form for 10th March 2022

Statistics on school participation in NTP and the school led tutoring route are based on the Education Settings Form survey. 

This version of the statistics is based on the 10th March 2022 form. On this date, the survey had a response rate of 52% of state funded schools.

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