Covid-19 Catch Up Premium

What Catch Up Funding is for

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. 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 missed learning
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

This guidance applies to the catch-up premium only.

For full information on Catch Up funding, click on the link below

Catch-up premium – GOV.UK (

To view our Catch Up Funding overview, click on the link below and see the overview under our Education policies.

STM Catch Up Plan 2022-2023