Kumon with schools

More than 60 years' experience

As the UK’s leading supplementary education provider, Kumon has been working in partnership with schools nationwide for many years, seeing first-hand the benefits brought to students of all ages and abilities. Teachers tell us they like that:

  • The Kumon programmes are complementary to the school curriculum
  • The child’s assessment identifies what the child can do and any gaps in their learning
  • Students start at a comfortable level, allowing them to build confidence, concentration and pace, before progressing
  • All students have an individualised study plan which clearly demonstrates the student’s progress
  • The work at Kumon is designed so students work out solutions for themselves
  • A trained Kumon Instructor works alongside them

The National Tutoring Programme

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a government-funded initiative to support schools to address the impact of Covid-19 on pupils’ learning. From Autumn 2020, the NTP will make high-quality tuition available to schools in England, providing additional support to help pupils who have missed out the most as a result of school closures.

Through NTP Tuition Partners, schools will be able to access heavily subsidised tutoring from an approved list of tuition partners. These organisations – which will all be subject to quality, safeguarding and evaluation standards – will be given support and funding to reach as many disadvantaged pupils as possible.

Why focus on tutoring?
There is extensive high-quality evidence demonstrating the potential of one-to-one and small-group tuition as a cost-effective way to support pupils who are falling behind in their learning. The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit suggests it can boost progress by up to +5 months.

Is the NTP just for disadvantaged pupils?
The NTP is targeted to reach disadvantaged pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium. However, teachers and school leaders will be able to exercise their professional judgement to determine if tutoring is the right support for each pupil.

What is the cost of tuition?
75% of the tutoring costs will be funded by the founding organisations of the NTP and philanthropic/corporate partners, and schools will pay just 25%. The funds for schools will come from the £350 million allocated for 2020/21 budgets at approximately £80 per student, as well as from existing Pupil Premium funds. 

When can schools start using NTP Partners?
The list of approved NTP Partners will be announced at the end of October 2020. At this point, schools will be able to choose the organisation they would like to work with from a list of approved regional providers advertised on the NTP website. Schools can register their interest in the NTP here: https://nationaltutoring.org.uk/contact-us

How can Kumon help?

Kumon is proud to be recognised as an education provider that delivers proven academic results. An independent study, conducted by the Education Policy Institute in England in 2020, found that Kumon pupils significantly outperform their peers in their Key Stage 2 SATs; achieving scores that place them over a year ahead of the national average, and over six months ahead of their matched peers in maths. You can read a summary of the results here.

Our work with the Ham Dingle Primary School in Stourbridge

Jacqui Grace, Head Teacher, says: “When we invited Lisa, the Kumon Instructor, to talk with us, we were very quickly reassured by what Lisa showed us and we felt there were some children who would definitely benefit from a different approach, but still working closely with ourselves."


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Kumon with schools – Success Stories

Kumon partner with schools across the UK in a variety of ways, supporting children to better access the school curriculum.
Year 3 student, Alan, from St Giles Primary School, truly flourished through the school’s partnership with Kumon.
More and more students at school are discovering how they too can better access the curriculum at school with Kumon.