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Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils are receiving one-to-one or small group tuition in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools; and how many pupils he expects to receive such tuition in each such case in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12. (317824)

As part of the one-to-one tuition programme, funding is available to primary schools to provide approximately 150,000 courses of tuition in 2009-10, and approximately 335,000 courses of tuition in 2010-11 in key stage 2. In addition to this, the Every Child Counts and Every Child a Reader programmes in key stage 1 and the Every Child a Writer programme at key stage 2 will provide approximately 43,000 children with one-to-one tuition in 2009-10, and 87,000 with one-to-one tuition in 2010-11.

Funding for secondary schools from the one-to-one tuition programme is available to provide approximately 140,000 courses of tuition in 2009-10, and approximately 290,000 courses of tuition in 2010-11.

No decisions on funding for the one-to-one tuition programme or the Every Child programmes have been taken for 2011-12.

Schools received a personalisation budget of £1.6 billion for the three year period of this comprehensive spending review, and this funding can be used to provide further small group support. The Department does not collect data on the number of pupils receiving this type of support.