Coronavirus: additional funding for your school

Get up to speed on the different streams of funding your school's entitled to, including the coronavirus catch-up premium and recovery premium.

Last reviewed on 26 April 2023
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  1. Coronavirus catch-up premium
  2. Recovery premium
  3. Other funding streams for pandemic recovery

The government has provided additional funding to help pupils catch up from the disruption caused by the pandemic. We discuss these sources of funding here.

Find out how to monitor your school's spending on education recovery, including questions to ask about spending on each funding stream.

Coronavirus catch-up premium

This was a one-off premium for the 2020/21 academic year, to help pupils catch up for lost learning.

Your school were able to spend the funding in the most effective way for your pupils, which may have included accessing the National Tutoring Programme (NTP).

Read our summary of  the funded tutoring programmes.

Recovery premium

This is an additional amount of money focused on pupils eligible for the pupil premium and pupils in specialist settings (e.g. special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs)).

You can read the full details in the DfE's recovery premium funding guidance, but the main points to know are:

If your school