The National Tutoring Programme

We’re proud to be a DfE approved National Tutoring Programme tuition partner.

What is the National Tutoring Programme?

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a government-funded programme that provides schools with access to high-quality tutoring services, at subsidised prices.

The NTP is designed to help disadvantaged pupils catch up on the learning they may have missed during the pandemic. For AY 23/24, the NTP subsidises tuition for schools by up to 50%.

How does the National Tutoring Programme work?

The NTP is delivered through a range of tutoring organisations, or NTP Partners, that have been approved by the government. You can work with one or many of these partners to provide tutoring both in-person or online. 

The good news is that Liberty tuition is NTP and DfE approved, meaning our tutor training, quality and performance, safeguarding, and the support we give in our schools all meet the highest government standards. 

You can find our informatin using DfE’s ‘find a tuition partner’ tool here.

The NTP has been designed to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of schools and pupils. Schools can choose the type of tutoring that best suits their pupils, and they can decide when and how often the tutoring takes place. The NTP also provides schools with guidance on how to evaluate the impact of tutoring on pupil outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the National Tutoring Programme last?

There are currently no plans to extent the NTP past this academic year, so unless the government alters their current stance this will be the last year the NTP is available.

How do I get National Tutoring Programme funding?

The good news is that NTP funding is automatically paid to eligible schools throughout the year, meaning there’s no complicated forms to complete to receive the funds.

Who can be an NTP


NTP Tuition Partners must undergo a thorough quality assurance process to certify that they can deliver tutoring to a high standard.

How effective is the National Tutoring Programme?

The effectiveness of the NTP will depend on a range of factors, including the quality of the tutoring provided, the level of engagement from schools and pupils, and the overall impact of the pandemic on educational outcomes. However, there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that tutoring is an effective way to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has conducted several studies showing the effectiveness of tutoring. Recent research shows that 87% of learners would continue with tutoring, 75% said they enjoyed learning more than before, and that tuition is one of the best evidenced interventions to support disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. 

Why is the National Tutoring Programme important?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the education of young people in the UK. School closures, social distancing measures, and remote learning have disrupted the learning of many pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Research by the EEF has shown that the pandemic has widened the attainment gap that already existed pre-pandemic between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

The NTP aims to address this issue by providing targeted academic support to disadvantaged pupils. The programme is based on the principle that tutoring is an effective way to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. The EEF has found that 1:1 and small-group (3:1) tutoring can have a positive impact on pupil outcomes, helping to close the attainment gap in UK schools and boost confidence in learning. 

The NTP also benefits schools and teachers. By providing additional support to pupils, the programme helps to reduce teacher workload and improve the overall effectiveness of teaching. The NTP also provides schools with high-quality tutoring services that they may not have been able to access otherwise.

Need more advice?

Get in touch with our expert team for advice on maximising your NTP funding this academic year