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. Please note that while this guidance has now been withdrawn, our article remains accurate.
You're able to spend the funding in the most effective way for your pupils, which could include accessing the National Tutoring Programme.
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 number of such pupils in the area Pupil referral units (PRUs) Alternative provision