Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit.


At Moorthorpe Primary we know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery.


The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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.


Moorthorpe Primary School will receive the sum of £19,120 spread over three termly payments within the 2020 / 21 academic year. This equates to £80 for each of our pupils.


Schools are able to use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.


Please look at the attached document for further information.


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