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L&Q launches £100K Maths and English tutoring programme for disadvantaged school children in five London Boroughs

A free English and maths tutoring programme has been launched to help disadvantaged primary school students in achieving the expected national standard at the end of Key Stage 2.

The programme provides free English and maths tuition to primary school students in years five and six across five London boroughs: Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham, Newham and Waltham Forest. It runs twice weekly after school during term time until the end of the summer term in 2017.

The project is being delivered by two tutoring organisations—Tutors United in Croydon—and Greater London Education in Hackney, Lewisham, Newham and Waltham Forest.

This project will help children who are currently unlikely to achieve the expected national standard in English and maths at the end of their Key Stage 2. Priority will go to children who are eligible for free school meals or from families on low incomes or receiving benefits or working or child tax credits.

The programme will support children to become independent learners and develop the personal skills needed to make academic progress. This will help them enter secondary school with better numeracy and literacy skills and more confidence in their own learning abilities.

To find out more about the programme, contact Asif Chishty, Community Investment Officer Young People: achishty@lqgroup.org.uk, 0300 456 9998 Ext: 5964.

£100k

invested into free Maths and English tutoring