COVID Catch-up Premium Plan
Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure with those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds expected to be among those hardest hit.
School’s allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years Reception through to Year 11 in 3 instalments, 2 this financial year and a second in the next financial year.
As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to school’s baselines in calculating future year’s funding allocations.
The document below outlines how Oatlands School has allocated and spent this catch-up premium.