Academic year 2023/24

National Tutoring Programme

Data guidance

Published

Description

Statistics for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) for academic year 2023/24. This includes statistics on courses started by pupils, school participation and pupil characteristics. The pupil characteristics included are: Free School Meals eligibility in the last six years, Special Educational Needs status, ethnicity and gender. 

Coverage

The statistics and data for delivery cover England, including regional and local authority breakdowns. The data is also broken down by school phase. 

Files, formats and conventions

The files are in .csv format. 

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

NTP Pupil Characteristics in-year data up to October 2023

Filename
ntp_pupil_characteristics_2023-24_2024-05-16.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2023 October
Content

Characteristics of pupils receiving tutoring through the NTP for England, regions, and school phase in the 2023/24 academic year, based on the delivery of tutoring up to the Autumn School Census on 5th October 2023. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic
characteristic_groupCharacteristic group
denominatorDenominator
number_of_pupilsNumber of pupils
percent_of_pupilsPercentage of pupils
school_phasePhase of education
Footnotes
  1. Figures may not always sum to totals exactly due to rounding. 
  2. These estimates are based on data from the School Census. Pupil characteristics are based on the Spring 2023 School Census. Information on pupils in receipt of tutoring is taken from the Spring 2024 School Census. See the methodology for further information.
  3. Delivery of tutoring in Independent Special Schools and centrally arranged for Looked After Children is not measured in the school census and is therefore not included here. 

NTP Delivery 2023/24 in-year data up to January 2024

Filename
ntp_delivery_in-year_2023-24_2024-05-16.csv
Geographic levels
Local authority; National; Regional
Time period
2021 August to 2024 January
Content

In-year data about the delivery of the National Tutoring Programme during the 2023/24 academic year. 

The file contains the  school participation and the number of courses started based on the Autumn 2023/24 School Census on 5th October 2023, and the Spring 2023/24 School Census on 18th January 2024.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
estimated_course_starts_by_pupilsCourse starts by pupils
percentage_schools_participatingPercentage of schools Participating in NTP
school_phasePhase of education
total_schoolsTotal schools
total_schools_participatingTotal school participating in NTP
total_typeTotal since start of NTP or Total in academic year
Footnotes
  1. Figures may not always sum to totals exactly due to rounding. 
  2. The latest in-year NTP delivery data is based on responses to the Spring 2023/24 School Census on 18 January 2024.
  3. This data contains estimates of courses started by pupils during 2023/24 and courses delivered in completed academic years. 
  4. School participation is identified based on responses to the School Census. See methodology for further information.
  5. Estimates of the number of courses is based on hours of tutoring received. Pupils may undertake more than one course. See the methodology for further details. 
  6. Total schools includes all open schools with pupils aged between 5 and 16, as defined in the methodology.
  7. Delivery of tutoring in Independent Special Schools and centrally arranged for Looked After Children is not measured in the school census and is therefore not included here. 
  8. The in-year estimated course starts based on the Autumn (October) 2023 School Census  (first published in December 2023) have been corrected in the May 2024 publication. Please see the About this statistics publication for details.