Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has shared his delighted that an estimated 76.6% of schools across Milton Keynes are taking part in the Government's National Tutoring Programme.
Almost 600,000 courses have been started across the country in the last two months alone, taking the total number since its introduction to two million.
Developed as part of the Government’s ambitious Covid recovery plan, the National Tutoring Programme is supporting pupils across England to get back on track following the disruption caused by the pandemic.
It forms part of the Schools White Paper pledge to offer high-quality support to any child that falls behind in English and maths.
Ben Everitt MP commented: "I'm delighted to see there has been such a high take-up of the Government's revolutionary National Tutoring Programme across Milton Keynes. We know how difficult the pandemic was for young people and we're determined to support them in catching up on lost time.
"It's such a vital initiative to ensure every child gets the best possible education and is giving the best possible chance in life."
Will Quince, the School’s Minister, said: "The National Tutoring Programme is helping to level up opportunities for millions of children across England and these latest figures are further evidence of the programme revolutionising the support available to the children who need it most.
"I am determined to provide every pupil with the opportunity to reach their full potential and look forward to working with Tribal Group, Education Development Trust, and Cognition Education to continue growing this vital programme and ensure even more children can benefit from the high-quality tutoring we know makes such a difference."