Covid-19 Catch up Funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium


The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. 


Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, the guidance states that schools should use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.


The Our allocation of funding is based on the last census which showed 146 pupils on our roll.  Therefore, over the course of the academic year 2020/21, we expect to receive £11,680 broken down into three payments. (based on £80 per pupil)


The document below sets out our initial intended use of the catch-up funding. This will be responsive as the year progresses.

Intended Outcome


Associated Cost

To enable year 6 to catch up rapidly with end of key stage expectations so they are prepared for the next stage in their education

Employ an additional LSA to support welfare, quality first teaching and provide individual and group catch up sessions. This may include specific intervention programmes as appropriate.

£7302 (34 weeks – mornings only)

Pupils in year 5/6 catch up with age related expectations in Maths.

Access individual tuition through Third Space Learning.

£4378 contribution towards overall costs of weekly sessions. Plus additional hours for LSA to supervise the session.