Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

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

Schools’ allocations is calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each
pupil in years reception through to 11.

St Alfege with St Peter’s were allocated a total of £16,000 for the academic year 2020-2021. This is being paid in
three instalments.

Schools are expected to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over
the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have
the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.


 Schools are required to publish details of:

  • how it is intended that the grant will be spent
  • how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed


At St Alfege the grant will be spent in the following ways: