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Catch-up Premium

Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has now been released,, which shows that the money is split between a catch- up premium and a national tutoring scheme.

How much Catch-up Premium do schools get?

 The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. 

  • The figure is based on the previous year’s census and will not include Nursery numbers.  
  • Hatfeild Primary School will be in receipt of £33,800. 
  • This funding will be provided in 3 instalments in line with the academic year. The initial payment was made in Autumn 2020, a second payment at the beginning of Spring term 2021 and a final payment in the Summer term of 2021.

What will the premium be spent on?

The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.

Who will monitor the spending of the Catch-up Premium?

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the government’s central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. 

Our School Aims for Funding

The broad aims for “catch up” at Hatfeild are:

  • To allow most pupils to make progress putting extra support into year groups where this is recognised to have the largest impact.
  •  To assist with the well-being and mental health of all pupils supporting needs of pupils that have arisen as a result of the pandemic are met and supported by the school.
  •  To enable online provision to be accessible to all parents and ensure that the delivery is of a good high standard.

Please see the table below which outlines predicted costs for the academic year 2021 and how we spent the money

Predicted Amount




Predicted spend


2 x qualified teaching members of staff


Help support class teachers and run intervention groups.

Tutoring Catch-up support


These interventions will help target children who have not made expected progress throughout the pandemic and allow them to have access to high quality tutoring intervention through the government’s new initiative.

TAHMS support (Top up)


Part of our TAMHS support  mental health support for our families that have been identified throughout the pandemic as requiring extra support.

ELSA support (Top up)


To continue to support children’s emotional needs 1:1 as a result of this pandemic

Bug Club Reading scheme


Allow parents to access book banded reading books across key stage 1 remotely to support with reading.

Times Table Rock stars


To allow children to have remote access to fun, engaging times table games remotely.