Covid Catch-up Funding


In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year 
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
  • a schools programme for 5 to 16-year-olds 
  • 16 to 19 tuition fund
  • an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children


Funding allocations

School allocations were calculated on a per pupil basis. Mainstream schools received £80 for each pupil from reception to year 11 inclusive.

Using catch-up funding

In line with government guidance, our school used this funding for specific activities to help pupils catch up on missed learning, focusing on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected. The funding was allocated to:

  • 1:1 And small group tutoring
  • Additional Teaching Assistant hours to implement and run oral interventions in Early Years
  • Additional support for children falling behind in phonics by providing catch-up interventions through our phonics scheme. 

Covid catch-up funding has now ended and the school will not receive any additional money through this grant.