The National Tutoring Programme

The Sutton Trust is excited to be working with the Education Endowment Foundation, Nesta and Impetus on the new National Tutoring Programme, as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis.

In April we identified increased access to private tuition as one of the key ways to support disadvantaged children through the pandemic and limit the impact on the attainment gap. However, we have been advocating for a national tuition fund for many years. Find our recommendations in Parent Power (2018), Shadow Schooling (2016) and our yearly tuition polling.

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a government-funded, sector-led initiative to support schools to address the impact of school closures on pupils’ learning.  Throughout the next school year and beyond, the NTP will make high-quality tuition available to schools, providing additional support to help pupils who have missed out the most through school closures.

Guided by clear criteria to target support to the most disadvantaged pupils, teachers and school leaders will decide how to use the NTP to best support their needs.

To find out more about the NTP, please visit the Education Endowment Foundation website, or sign up to the mailing list.

Sutton Trust Online

As a response to the crisis, we’re launching a brand new digital platform to help thousands of disadvantaged students with their university choices and applications.

Our research


Pupils from independent schools are twice as likely to take part in online lessons every day.

1 in 3

The proportion of undergraduate students whose jobs have been affected due to the crisis


Almost half of apprentices had been furloughed or made redundant.


Read about how parents are being affected by the school closures.

Our Programmes

Read about the ways in which our programmes are affected by Covid-19.

Our alumni

We asked our alumni to share their thoughts and concerns about the impact of coronavirus on their lives.

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