Catch Up Premium

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch Up Premium (DfE July 2020)

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.

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.

Please click here for our Catch Up Funding Strategy 2020 – 2021.

The government provided further funding to support children to catch up in the Academic Year 2021 – 2022 and Funding for One to One Tutoring.

Please click here for our Catch Up Funding Strategy 2021 – 2022.