TUTOR Trust, a charity who tackle educational inequality through tutoring, are bringing their programme to Bradford.

Bradford will be the charity’s fourth major city, delivering the work in partnership with the University of Bradford, and Morrisons Foundation - who have already donated almost six figures.

A report conducted by the Social Mobility Commission and the Children’s Commissioner shows that Bradford is a priority city for extra educational support and this is needed more than ever because of the impact of the pandemic.

Through the pandemic, Tutor Trust delivered online work with schools in the city as a pilot, serving 375 pupils across ten primary and secondary schools.

The new expansion will start face-to-face tutoring with pupils, which the charity reports is what these schools really want and need.

Professor Alastair Goldman, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford and Chair of the University’s Collaborative Outreach Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tutor Trust to Bradford, and really look forward to developing our partnership with them.

"The university is committed to improving the lifetime chances of the residents of Bradford, we know that better education leads to better jobs and better jobs make for healthier and longer lives.

"Our outreach community in the university is always looking for new partners, increasing our reach to support Bradford’s young community to successfully invest in their own future.

"We are really grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for supporting this venture and really look forward to its rollout.”

Guy Mason, Morrisons Foundation Trustee, said: "The pandemic has undoubtedly made it harder to bridge the attainment gap and we want to do all we can to support young people in the Foundation's home of Bradford.

"We are delighted to partner with Tutor Trust, who have an impressive track record of transforming young lives through tutoring.

"This donation (£97,500) promises to deliver a positive impact on pupils across the city in core subject areas. We're confident it will prove to have long-lasting benefits across Bradford."

If your school is interested in a partnership with Tutor Trust, you can contact Sharon Sadler, School Partnerships Manager for Tutor Trust Leeds-Bradford: sharon.sadler@thetutortrust.org