Revealed: Top five reasons schools plan to drop the National Tutoring Programme

The top five reasons for schools dropping out of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) next year have been revealed – with the reduced subsidy top of the list.

A new study from the NFER (Moore & Lord, 2023) has found that two-thirds of school leaders currently using the NTP plan to continue using the scheme next year – even though many feel it is not cost-effective.

The research involved 439 school leaders in primary and secondary schools and found that:

The survey finds that 76% of those currently using the NTP believe it is improving the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, while 73% believe the programme allows them to prioritise pupils most in need of academic support.

However, while 42% said the NTP was cost-effective, 45% disagreed. Furthermore, 58% said they do not think tutoring is a long-term solution to closing the attainment gap.

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