Kempston Challenger Academy | Post 16 Tuition Fund 2021-2022
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Post 16 Tuition Fund 2021-2022

UKPRN 10054144 Institution


Kempston Challenger Academy
UPIN 131984 Institution Type Academy (Academy)
Territory Midlands and East of England Local Authority Bedford (822)

Post 16 (16 -19) Tuition Fund Statement 2020 -2021 continuing into 2021 -2022


This statement is to set out how we intend to use the funding provided to support catch-up for our post-16 students whose learning has been disrupted as a result of COVID-19.

We aim to support all students in their learning recovery to ensure they reach their full potential. We will however ensure that support provided through additional funding, is particularly reaching those students who meet the following criteria;

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. have an identified special educational need and/or disability


The support will be provided in the form of small group tuition sessions (up to 5 students) with suitably qualified subject staff. We will endeavour to offer these sessions as face-to face interventions, but it may become necessary at times to offer these online. 


Our unspent funds from 2020-2021 will be carried forward into the 2021-2022 academic year and further funding will not be sought. 


 K Bateman


September 2020, updated September 2021

16 to 19 tuition fund   Notice of funding amount and opt-in 

UKPRN 10054144 Institution Name Kempston Challenger Academy
UPIN 131984 Institution Type Academy (Academy)
Territory Midlands and East of England Local Authority Bedford (822)

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a £96 million one-off fund for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown.


To access this additional funding providers are required to ‘opt-in’ using the declaration below to confirm that the funding will be used in accordance with the purpose outlined below and in the guidance. 


Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 4 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16.


All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and have had their learning disrupted in 2019 to 2020 academic year from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You should have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.


Kempston Challenger Academy is eligible to receive £9,360 from this fund for small group tuition, following the guidance. A small group should be no more than five students for this purpose.


Total 2020/21 Instances* attracting funding: 62.40 Tuition Funding Rates Tuition Funding (instances x rate)
Instances at the Higher Rate 62.40 £150 £9,360
Instances at the Lower Rate 0.00 £91 £0
Instances at the FTE Rate Student Instances 0.00 £150 £0
FTE Instances 0.00
  Total Tuition Funding: £9,360

*Based on the disadvantage block 2 figures from your allocation statement. Where an institution delivers T-Levels, T-     Level instances have been included with the higher rate instances.

To receive the additional funding you must return this form signed by the head of institution. You do not need to submit this form if you are opting out. 


We will allocate the extra funding through 16 to 19 funding allocations for 2020 to 2021 academic year. Providers will start to receive payments from November 2020.


By opting in to receive this funding, Kempston Challenger Academy are agreeing to: 

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  • produce a concise statement explaining how you will use this funding in line with our guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students
  • publish the statement on your website in the autumn term
  • record the use of the funding, including reference to the individual students that receive the support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered
  • retain the necessary evidence of:

o the assessment of need  o planned delivery o the tuition provided o the direct costs incurred 

  • deliver the extra tuition and spend the associated funding in the 2020 to 2021 academic year
  • notify ESFA of any unspent funding from this fund for it to be reclaimed

We will communicate the process for how funds will be recovered later in the year. 


The use of the funds and the eligibility of the students supported by the tuition is subject to the usual audit requirements, either through an assurance visit or by a request to submit the evidence for delivery. 


Please note that, in line with the normal ESFA 16 to 19 business case process, a ‘Head of Organisation’ sign-off is required at the end of this form. If your Head of Organisation is selfisolating due to COVID-19, we will accept a signature from the acting Head of Organisation.

If you wish to opt-in to receive this additional funding, please complete the following declaration and return it as outlined below no later than 16 September 2020.


Declaration: Head of Institution Sign Off (without a completed declaration we will not accept this opt-in form)

The additional funding requested will be utilised for students enrolled on a 16 to 19 study programme at the institution. It will be used in accordance with and for the purpose intended in line with the guidance for the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund in the 2020 to 2021 academic year only, as a result of COVID-19, based on an assessment of individual student needs.

Unused funds will be returned in line with the process to be communicated later in the year.  

Satisfactory evidence to confirm the use of funds for the purposes intended in support of the planned and actual delivery at student level, with actual direct costs incurred will be provided on request and will be retained for audit purposes in line with your 16 to 19 agreement with the ESFA.

Name:          Karen Bateman                                             Signature: Karen Bateman

Position: Executive Head                                               Date:             9/10/2020


(On this occasion, electronic signatures will be accepted subject to the conditions set out in the

Coronavirus (COVID19): maintaining further education provision advice)

Returning the opt in form 

Please upload your completed opt-in form to the ESFA Information Exchange. To upload, navigate to the ‘Revenue Funding’ folder and select ‘AY 2020-21’, click ‘action’ and then ‘upload’. When

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prompted for the document purpose, select ‘business case (RF)’. Your file will be automatically renamed upon upload.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Information Exchange, you will need to raise a secure access service request for further assistance