Last reviewed on 8 September 2021
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Your school can carry forward any unspent coronavirus catch-up premium into 2021/22. Understand how your school can use it (including details of the National Tutoring Programme) and how to hold school leaders accountable for spending it.

What is it? 

The government provided funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020/2021 academic year. 

It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning caused by the pandemic. Whilst it's a one-off catch-up premium, you can carry forward any unspent funding to future academic years. 

You're able to spend the funding in the most effective way for your pupils, which could include accessing the National Tutoring Programme - part of the government's £1 billion catch-up package. See the 'How should our school spend the funding?' section below for more details. 

Who's eligible? 

Primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority (LA)-maintained schools, academies and free schools LA-maintained special schools Special academies and free schools Special schools not maintained by a local authority Independent special schools - LAs will receive funding for pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans, based on the