At the start of 2020-21, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.
Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.
Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.
In the Autumn term, Borrowdale School was awarded £720 Catch up premium which funded two new iPads. Future allocations will also be used to accelerate learning through targeted programs and to help pupils catch up on missed learning or to learn remotely if and when required.