Catch Up Premium Funding
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID - 19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among the hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
Schools’ allocations will be allocated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years Reception through to 11. 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. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.
Please see the document below for planned expenditure.