Covid-19 Catch up Premium

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. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding 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
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

Funding Allocation

School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.

Catch Up Funding 

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and revised in 2012; it is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel. Schools use this additional funding to "close the gap" between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We are free to decide how to spend this funding but we are held accountable for the decisions we make. It is not linked to a specific child but is to be used for overall impact.

HISN PPG Impact Statement 19-20 and Spending plan 20-21

HISN PPG Impact Statement 2019-20

HISN PPG Statement 2022-23