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The 16 to 19 tuition fund is a £96 million fund, ringed fenced for schools, colleges and other 16-19 providers to support small group tuition for students in English, Mathematics and other courses where learning has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Gryphon School is eligible to receive £3,754. from this fund for small group tuition. The Gryphon School will use this funding to support learners who did not achieve Grades 4 or above in GCSE English or Mathematics. Tuition will take place in groups of no more than five students and will be prioritised for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or classified as disadvantaged students.
We are delighted that a total of £1872.57 has been raised in support of ASHA, a charity in Delhi, India with whom 15 students from The Gryphon, Leweston and Sherborne Girls were due...