To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional support will be offered to pupils in year 13 during the 2020-21 academic year.
11 September 2020
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of COVID-19. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be amongst those hardest hit. We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track.
Additional funding of up to £96 million to support 16-19 year olds for the 2020-21 academic year is available through the National Tutoring Programme, enabling schools and colleges to provide small group tuition for disadvantaged students whose education has been disrupted as a result of COVID-19.