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Ofsted research into Pupil Premium spending shows that targeted tuition helps to develop and raise children's knowledge where it is needed most.

Research by the Sutton Trust says, schools should use the extra cash they get for taking in disadvantaged children to pay for private tuition. Read Richard Garner’s full article in the Independent.

This page is for schools, multi-academy trusts, and local authorities to find out more about how The Maths Society can help disadvantaged students and their families.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you, please get in touch.

How we help schools
Our Flagship service for schools

Since 2017 we have used early intervention to break intergenerational cycles of low aspirations, academic failure and worklessness, replacing them with children in school ready to learn.


We offer a fully-managed, carefully-tailored service that makes a lasting difference to vulnerable pupils and their families. 

To be most effective, creating a three-way relationship between tutor, teacher and pupils is essential, ensuring that tuition is guided by the school, linked to the curriculum and focused on the areas where pupils would most benefit from additional practice or feedback.

The difference we make to schools:

  • Highest Impact - tuition is delivered by qualified teachers and tutors to have the highest impact.

  • Evaluation - impact monitoring, robust subject-specific assessment and feedback on a pupil basis. There is extensive evidence showing the impact of tutoring to support pupils who have fallen behind. 

  • Evidence based - Since 2017, our work has shown to improve learning outcomes. The evidence tells us that 1-2-1 or small group tuition delivered by external qualified tutors is effective.

  • Standardised assessments in literacy or numeracy to identify pupils who would benefit from additional catch-up support.

  • Structured interventions - to support pupils who have fallen behind furthest, include regular sessions maintained over a sustained period and are carefully timetabled to enable consistent delivery.

  • Effective intervention follows assessment, which can be used to ensure that support is well-targeted and to monitor pupil progress.

  • Summer programmes benefit pupils socially and academically, helping to ensure that they return to school ready to learn.

Spending pupil premium effectively

We work with our partner schools to support some of the most deprived pupils in Harrow, Barnet and neighbouring boroughs, offering targeted interventions to improve learning outcomes.

We feel passionately about the opportunities good education creates. We know that children who possess a sound knowledge of core subjects in primary school have a smoother transition to secondary. At secondary level, Pupil Premium allows teachers to identify skills gaps in eligible students and address these with relevant and targeted tuition.


TMS services are an effective, evidence-based use of pupil premium funding.


We forge a strong working relationship with each school to help understand a child's learning needs so we can work to achieve the best outcome for every pupil. As a non-profit, we want nothing more than to see our pupils and students succeed, so after devising a personalised education plan with clear objectives, we'll provide regular feedback and assessment on pupils' progress to ensure they are reaching their goals.

We measure the impact of our interventions and produce setting-specific termly reports to evidence the return on investment of your pupil premium budget.

If you’re a school leader interested in TMS services, but your budget is limited, please get in touch.


We take our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children very seriously. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Click here to see a brief extract of our Safeguarding Policy. 

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