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Covid Catch-up Premium

COVID catch-up premium

The government announced additional funding for schools for the academic year 2020-2021 to help address pupils’ lost teaching time.


We received £80 per pupil distributed over 3 payment times:

  • Autumn 2020
  • Early 2021
  • Summer term 2021

The number of pupils on roll will be ascertained from the October 2020 census.


Schools were expected to use this funding for specific activities to support pupils in line with curriculum expectations over the 2020/21 academic year. This can be adapted by schools to best suit the needs of their cohorts. We made use of the guidance published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help plan the use of the premium:

The expectation is that the funding is used to resume teaching the full curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closures. The funding can be used as a single total rather than considering a pupil by pupil approach. The governing body are kept informed of the school’s approach, including the use of catch-up funding.


Our catch up premium funded:

  • Emotional support for pupils during transition back to school including books and other resources
  • Investment in increased technology including tablets for disadvantaged pupils accessing remote education
  • Resources to support diagnostic assessment of pupils on their return to school
  • CPD of two Higher-Level Teaching Assistants who deliver bespoke catch-up sessions with individual children and groups
  • Additional teaching hours attributed to year groups to support teaching, learning and transition


The Catch-Up Premium was fully spent and there was nothing carried forward into 2021/22. However, we remained committed to the Covid-19 response and HLTAs delivered catch-up sessions throughout the year, both funded by school and as part of the National Tutoring Programme. 


The National Tutoring Fund allocation is being used in 2022/23 and spending of this is detailed Pupil Premium report.