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Education: Finance

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department plans to spend on one-to-one tuition in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. (296263)

A total of £468 million funding has been set aside for one-to-one tuition over the CSR period. The one-to-one tuition funding is ring-fenced to local authorities (LAs) as part of the standards fund grant.

In the spring and summer terms 2009 £15 million was provided for 36,000 tuition places in years five and six across all LAs. LAs reported that their schools delivered over 38,000 tuition places as part of this early roll out of the programme, with some LAs funding additional places from their own budgets.

For the academic year 2009/10, £138 million will support 3.5 per cent. of the key stage 2, and key stage 3 (and in National Challenge schools key stage 4) cohorts in each of English and mathematics. All LAs are now working with their primary and secondary schools towards delivering their full 2009/10 allocation of tuition places.

For 2010/11 funding rises to £315 million to support 300,000 pupils in English and 300,000 children in mathematics. Allocations and funding for tuition places in 2010/11 will be notified to LAs next month.