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COVID-19 Catch up Funding 2020/21

In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government.  Further guidance has now been released ( showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme.

The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census and will not include Nursery numbers, meaning The Lawrence View Primary School will be in receipt of £14,400 (180 x £80).  The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.

To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.



At The Lawrence View this money will be used in order to:

  • Purchase curriculum resources and materials that support pupils to get “back on track”.
  • Pay the top up fee to access the subsidised national tutoring programme for disadvantaged pupils and others who are identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.
  • Pay for additional intervention groups and 1:1 tuition from school staff in school for pupils who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning or support wellbeing and mental health.
  • To purchase additional ICT resources to support Blended learning during local and National school closures.