The Department for Education (DfE) is supporting catch-up programmes for all children and young people in England. Get in touch with your school or local authority to find out what’s available in your area.
For 5-16 year-olds
The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is continuing in schools in the 2022/23 academic year. NTP provides one-to-one or small group tutoring for children and young people who would benefit from targeted support.
Contact your child’s school to find out more about their tutoring offer and to see if your child would be eligible.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
Holiday clubs have free places available to those on benefits-related free school meals. Following the success of the programme over the summer, HAF will take place again over Christmas and will be delivered by local authorities. To find out more, search online for HAF in your area or contact your local authority.
Free online lessons and resources
To support your child’s learning, Oak National Academy provides free video lessons, resources and activities for children from reception to Year 11.
Science resources for 4-11 year-olds
GCSE physics support
GCSE physics students can find quizzes, tests, video lessons and practice materials using Isaac Physics programmes.
Advanced maths support for Year 11s
Free online courses with Advanced Mathematics Support Programme help students to progress to the next level, whether they’re looking towards GCSEs or looking to study advanced maths.
Tutoring for 5-16 year-olds
The National Tutoring Programme includes specialist provision for supporting students with SEND. From September, special and alternative provision schools will receive additional funding to ensure they can provide one-to-one tutoring for their pupils. Contact your child’s school to find out more and if your child is eligible.
Tutoring support for post-16
SEND students and 19-24 year-olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) might be eligible for one-to-one and small group tuition through the 16 to 19 tuition fund. Contact your child’s college, school or learning provider to find out more.
Support for all
The Council for disabled children has information about the support your child can receive. The Charity Contact provides a range of services including a telephone helpline, live chat and Listening Ear support service.
Get help with childcare costs
Visit Childcare Choices to see what help is available for you and your family.
Learning for your little ones
Start for Life is full of tips, ideas and practical advice to keep your child amused and learning, helping set them up to start school in the process.
Speech and language support for reception children
Two thirds of primary schools are delivering the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme which accelerates language and early reading skills by working in small groups.
Free courses with The Skills Toolkit
From looking after emotional wellbeing to coding – the National Careers Service offers free courses to help young people learn new skills.
A level physics resources
Physics students can find quizzes, tests, video lessons and practice materials using Isaac Physics programmes.
Advanced maths help for post-16
Free online courses for AS and A Level with Advanced Mathematics Support Programme to help students to progress to the next level.
National Citizen Service (NCS) for 16-17 year-olds
Young people can register for NCS to learn new skills and take on new challenges.
Information and resources
Find mental health support for your child and family, when you need it, with
For a full list of organisations offering support, information and resources, visit the Department for Education’s blog on mental health resources.
Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George, has created a series of wellbeing videos based on his five core ‘ways to wellbeing’. You can watch the videos with your child and download the follow up activities and discussion ideas to help young people better understand how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing.
Boost your child’s health and wellbeing by promoting being active before, during and after the school day: