16-19 Tuition Fund

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

All eligible students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned. 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 (as defined in  the guidance document below) and would need catch-up support.

More details can be found here: 


How is the fund being used at Sharnbrook Sixth Form?

The fund is helping to secure student achievement by providing small group tuition (up to 5 students) in English, maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted, to those students who have not yet secured a Grade 4 or Grade 5 in either GCSE English, GCSE Maths or both.