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COVID-19 Catch up premium

What is the COVID-19 Catch up premium?

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 the government response must match the scale of the challenge.

The government believe that the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system will ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track.

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. That is why, alongside the universal catch-up premium, the government are launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

Clarborough Primary School received its first 'tranche' of premium in October 2020 and will be using this money to provide targeted support to those children we identify as being most in need.

In time we will provide a report outlining how these funds have been spent.