Catch Up Funding

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium: Funding and Guidelines

The Catch-Up Premium provides additional funding for schools to support the impact of the partial closure of schools and increased absence of pupils, due to the impact of Covid-19. School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, with mainstream schools receiving £80 for each pupil in from Reception to Year 11 inclusive.

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils in catching up for lost teaching over the previous months. 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. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students: EEF COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies; school data will capture the achievement of pupils over time and the ways in which they have been supported by the catch-up premium.

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