The Education Endowment Foundation has announced the launch of an intensive tutoring programme to support disadvantaged children whose learning has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In total, 32 organisations including charities, a school partnership, and private firms have been selected as "Tuition Partners" and will share £76m to run the initiative.
Schools can choose between different providers and a variety of models, from face-to-face to online. It is estimated that approximately 15,000 tutors will be available through the scheme.
It is expected that tens of thousands of pupils will be enrolled in the first six weeks, and provision will ramp up further after Christmas with schools serving the most disadvantaged communities being given priority.
Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary said: “Tutoring provides tailored teaching support to individual pupils and can be transformational in boosting academic progress. This is about levelling up those opportunities across the country and I urge schools to make the most of this subsidised scheme.
We need to do everything in our power to help pupils make up for any lost time, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds”.