16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-2022

2021 to 2022 Academic Year

The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a one off funding for the 2020 to 2022 academic years. It 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).

The guidance related to the fund means that it can be used to support:

  • Learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4.
  • Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan 
  • Learners who have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.

The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study including vocational and/or academic learning.

The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff.

Tuition will take place in small groups and will be prioritised for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Small groups are defined as up to 5 students, in exceptional circumstances this may be extended to up to 7 students.


When identifying who needs support through the tuition fund on the basis of low prior attainment, Waingels will prioritise tuition for those students who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and/or English in the first instance. We will then provide tuition on the basis of a student not having received a grade 5 in maths and/or English.

When identifying who needs support from the tuition fund on the basis of economic disadvantage, Waingels will have regard for the individual needs of students, for example, providing tuition to assist high achieving disadvantaged students to reach their full potential, in addition to supporting other students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Waingels will consider what will be most effective for their eligible students, taking into account students’ needs and local circumstances including students:

  • who have had disrupted learning, for example on vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown
  • who may benefit from small group tuition to reach their full potential

Resourcing could be through paying for more hours from existing staff, hiring new staff, or buying in a service from a third-party provider. Waingels intends to prioritise the use of our own staff in the first instance but will also make use of quality third-party tutor provision where required.

We intend to provide small group and 1-1 tuition for students meeting the criteria as outlined in our considerations.

Our commitment

The College is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:

  • producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
  • publishing this guidance on the College website
  • recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21 and 2021/22
  • notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed

Full details regarding the government fund can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund


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