COVID-19 Catch-up Premium (20-21)
What catch-up funding is for
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to COVID 19. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Using catch-up funding
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
You can find more detailed information about how we plan to spend and monitor the impact of the catch up premium in the catch up document above.