National Tutoring Programme Phase 2 (NTP P2)

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Contract (Services)
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25 Feb 2021
From 07 May 2021 (est.)
09 Apr 2021 16:00



Sheffield: England

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


The National Tutoring Programme aims to deliver high quality tutoring services to English Schools in the support of disadvantaged pupils.

Total Quantity or Scope

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a key part of the Government’s Covid-19 catch-up response, supporting schools to respond to the challenges of closures and disruption to education caused by the pandemic. It also aims to ensure tutoring is a regular part of schools' offering in the future, particularly for more disadvantaged pupils. Working with the successful Supplier, DFE’s objectives are to: 1) Provide additional, targeted tuition support to disadvantaged pupils who have been hardest hit by school closures. We know the cumulative impact of school disruptions and closures will need to continue to be addressed into next academic year as a matter of urgency and into future academic years. High-quality tuition will support pupils to catch-up on missed learning, with a longer-term view to improving their academic outcomes and closing the attainment gap with their peers. 2) Drive value from Pupil Premium (PP) by incentivising schools to use their PP spend towards high-quality tutoring. 3) Reach annual targets for the proportion of overall tuition delivered to pupils eligible for PP. 4) Support closing of the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils in the longer-term and stimulate a well-functioning and sustainable tutoring market by creating a national supply of quality assured tutoring provision for schools to draw down on in future years. The Supplier will support a strengthening of the tuition market so that schools are well-informed about availability and impact of tuition and providers are driven to improve quality and impact.

Renewal Options

Option Years for Academic Years 22/23 and 23/24 subject to Supplier performance and confirmation of Government’s next Spending Review settlement.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 72420000 - Internet development services
  • 75100000 - Administration services
  • 75110000 - General public services
  • 80100000 - Primary education services
  • 80200000 - Secondary education services
  • 80590000 - Tutorial services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.

Other Information

Building on Year 1, NTP Phase 2 will establish an education sector prime supplier to manage the totality of the NTP services driving both quality and value from the end-to-end service. The supplier will ensure the high quality of tuition and the realisation of ambitious targets for both pupil reach, and attainment catch up. To do this, the Supplier will establish a panel of tuition providers, and associated tutors, to deliver targeted tutoring services offered to all disadvantaged pupils, based on pupil premium, from 5–16-year-olds. The Supplier will also recruit and provide Academic Mentors to the most disadvantaged Schools, as set out in the eligibility criteria. NTP Phase 2 service delivery is expected from 1st Sept 2021. ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. **