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COVID Catch Up and Recovery Premium

The government has announced funding to support children and young people to catch up from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in primary school. As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) has provided early research evidence around projections for the impact of school closures during lockdown, predominantly on the impact for disadvantaged pupils. The school’s strategic response to devising and implementing the Catch- Up programme fully takes these findings into account. 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

Please see the following document for details of our spending and strategic approach to educational recovery.

Catch Up Premium Spending Strategy

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