As part of our strategy to support students in developing their knowledge and skills and bridging any gaps due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be providing additional support via the 16 to 19 tution fund.

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This additional funding will cover the academic years 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 institutions to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

WHAT IS THE 16 – 19 TUITION FUND?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 20/21 and 21/22 academic years. It is ring fenced funding for schools to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19. The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

WHO IS THE FUNDING FOR?

It is for students who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.

HOW IS THE REDHILL ACADEMY USING THE FUNDING?

Eligible students will have access to a range of the following support, above and beyond the usual planned programmes of education: Additional tutoring with a Maths tutor (maximum group size of 4), Booster sessions in English prior to the June Exam windows through 1:1 sessions with the Sixth Form Academic Mentor. All eligible bursary students will also receive a regular academic mentoring session, with the Sixth Form Academic mentor.