After-School Tuition

Tuition takes place Monday to Thursday from 3.45pm-4.45pm.

At Maplewell Hall School, we have developed a range of effective intervention strategies to help support all pupils, including a particular focus on pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium. These strategies have been developed in line with the Sutton Trust Report which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. As a result of our research we are committed to providing after-school tuition in English, Maths and Science.

At Maplewell, tuition is aimed at two groups of pupils:

  • Pupils who need extra support to improve their numeracy and literacy skills;
  • Year 11 Pathway A pupils studying core subject GCSEs

How is it funded?

After-school tuition incurs no cost for parents of carers. The after-school tuition is funded through the Pupil Premium. Students may be offered after-school tuition if they are in receipt of this Pupil Premium.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.

What impact has it had on our pupils?

Whilst extra tuition has a significant impact on pupils’ academic achievement and outcomes, it also contributes holistically to pupils’ personal development, raising confidence and helping with organisation of time.

"It has helped me improve in lots of different ways. I now know how to multiply."
Liam, Year 9

"It’s brilliant because it gives me the chance to revise at school when I might not be able to find the time to revise at home."
Tom, Year 11

FAQs for parents

How will I know if my child has after-school tuition? If we feel your child would benefit from after school tuition, you will receive an invitation to the appropriate sessions.

What about transport? After-school tuition finishes at 4:45pm. Parents/carers can pick up students from school’s reception at this time. If transport is a barrier to accessing after school tuition we are able to arrange transport. Please contact the school if you have any concerns about transport.

If you have any other questions regarding after school tuition of the Pupil Premium, please get in touch with Mrs Durrands who will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.