The coronavirus (COVID-19) 16 to 19 tuition fund is specifically allocated funding for all 16 to 19 institutions to mitigate the disruption to learning due to COVID-19.
This fund is targeted at students in most need, offering small group tuition to recover lost learning.
Who is eligible for funding?
All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme or T Level. The funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond what is already set out in the planned educational activity of the programme. The following students are eligible for tuition via the 16 to 19 tuition fund:
- students that have not achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English and/or GCSE maths at age 16 and would need catch-up support
- students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country (based on the index of multiple deprivation) and would need catch-up support
- students that are economically disadvantaged who meet the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and would need catch-up support to reach their full potential will be eligible, even where their prior attainment is high
- students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health, and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support, subject to meeting the eligibility for the fund
Who do we prioritise?
We prioritise tuition for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in GCSE maths and/or English in the first instance.
What activities are supported by the fund?
The fund supports students that meet eligibility requirements in:
- small groups and one to one tuition
- tuition in English, maths/other academic subjects
- tuition in non-academic subjects, such as exam preparation
- tuition in vocational courses
St Francis Xavier’s College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund.