The Access Project has been approved as a provider for the government’s National Tutoring Programme for the second year in a row.

Being selected as an official provider means that we will be offering Key Stage 4 tuition to approximately 960 students in up to 33 schools across the country.

Speaking about being selected, our Chief Executive, Nathan Sansom, said: “Being selected as a provider again on the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme shows what an enormous impact our work has on young people. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit disadvantaged young people hard. That’s why our tutoring work has never been more needed.” 

About the National Tutoring Programme

Planning for the National Tutoring Programme started early in the first lockdown, when the impact of school closures was being highlighted by many in the education sector. Evidence showed disadvantaged pupils were particularly negatively impacted by school closures. 

The programme was designed by a collaboration of five charities – the Education Endowment Foundation, Sutton Trust, Impetus, Nesta and Teach First. They all worked in partnership with the Department for Education. Its aim is to support schools by providing a sustained response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap.

The Access Project was one of 33 tuition partners selected in December 2020. Collectively the tuition partners have enrolled over 250,000 pupils onto the programme – making inroads in narrowing the attainment gap.

Last year we worked with 902 students in 32 schools across the country through the National Tutoring Programme – including London, the West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire. 

How can you help?

In order to help young people catch up and get the grades they deserve, we need the support of volunteers. If you could give up just one hour per week to tutor a disadvantaged young person, click the button below.