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 our response must match the scale of the challenge.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil from FS2 to Year 6.
As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant was initially only available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It has since been devolved to schools in 2021/22 (as school based tutoring and recovery premium allocations) and again in 2022/23 (through the school tutoring routes).
Schools were required use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Schools had the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
For full details of how SBL utilised these funding pots to support pupils, please follow the following the link below to our Pupil Premium Strategy which includes this information. In addition, governors agreed to spend £8,000 of its reserves to further support pupils' learning.