Coronavirus: additional funding for your school

Get a handle on the coronavirus catch-up premium and coronavirus recovery premium. Download our report template to make it easier to publish how you've used your funding.

Last reviewed on 16 November 2022
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  1. Coronavirus catch-up premium
  2. Recovery premium

This article is about the government's coronavirus catch-up premium and recovery premium. For information about the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), including school-led-tutoring (the ring-fenced grant created to help pupils catch up on lost learning during the pandemic, see our article on the National Tutoring Programme.

Coronavirus catch-up premium

What is the catch-up premium? 

The government provided funding to cover a one-off catch-up premium for the 2020/21 academic year.

Schools could carry forward any unspent funding to future academic years to continue supporting pupils to catch up on lost learning caused by the pandemic. 

Who's eligible? 

Primary, secondary and all through local authority (LA)-maintained schools, academies and free schools LA-maintained special schools Special academies and free schools Special schools not maintained by a local authority Independent special schools - LAs will receive funding for pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans, based on the number of such pupils in the area  Pupil referral units (PRUs) Alternative provision (AP)