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Free tutoring for your child

Young people aged 11 to 16 can access free tutoring in:

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • humanities
  • modern foreign languages

What’s involved

Schools decide which pupils would benefit the most from tutoring.

Your child’s school will confirm:

  • if your child is eligible for free tutoring and, if so, in what subject
  • how often the sessions will be and for how long
  • whether the sessions will take place in person or online
  • if the tutoring will be in a small group or one to one

Your child’s school may offer tutoring before exam periods to provide targeted support to pupils who most need it.

Tutoring could be delivered by an existing member of school staff or a tutor may be sourced externally. All tutors complete mandatory training and safeguarding checks before starting the role.

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Contact your child’s school to find out if they’re offering free tutoring and whether your child is eligible.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Pupils with SEND may benefit from a boost to their progress in other academic areas, such as:

  • learning capabilities
  • sensory development
  • communication

Schools can use tutoring to support the academic progress of pupils with SEND, for example, speech and language therapy.

Tutoring has really helped me to bring out my inner confidence.

Year 11 pupil, Shireland Collegiate Academy