16-19 Bursary Fund

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

This statement sets out how TUS Sixth Form Academy will use its additional funding for 16 to 19 tuition to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the 2021-2022 funding year.

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16-19 tuition fund is a funding allocation introduced in 2021-22 to help mitigate the disruption to learning for sixth form students aged 16 – 19 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Who can be supported by this fund?

At TUS Sixth Form Academy, the funding is being used to support 1:1 and small group tuition in subjects where learning has been negatively impacted. This includes subjects such as GCSE English and Maths along with Level 3 Qualifications such as A Levels and Vocational courses.

Students prioritised for this tuition will be those who have not achieved a grade 5 in English or Maths and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tuition will be in addition to their normal timetabled programme of study.

Tuition and additional support may be delivered online and/or onsite from our current staff body and/or external tutors to ensure subject specialists are used where possible.

Tuition support offered will be based on individual needs using both formative and summative assessment methods.

Examples of some of the tuition support on offer will include:

• GCSE exam re-sit preparation

• Providing students with revision guides and other resources such as past exam papers

The full guidance can be found here:


What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. 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).

Who can be supported by this fund?

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for students who are aged 16 to 19 in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme. Providers should prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths. Providers should prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition and should also have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities. The funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned for 2020 to 2021.

How will The Urswick School use the funding?

  • A Learning Mentor providing small groups with support in their learning across a variety of subjects
  • To purchase bespoke resources for students targeted in the tuition catch up and use these to support their learning e.g. online tuition
  • To run additional small group classes in maths for these students during the school day