Since March 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 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 2020-21 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all students make up for lost teaching time.
School allocations will be calculated on a per student basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each student in years reception through to 11.
Details on where this funding is being targeted and how the impact of our strategy will be evaluated is currently available to view from the attached Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium document.