Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch up Premium

All Schools in England were allocated funding called the Coronavirus Catch Up Premium in 2020.

Funding allocation

Schools’ allocations was calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. Somerville Primary School was allocated a total of £41,920 for the equivalent of 433 children distributed in three tranches. Tranche 1 of £10,480 in 2020, in April 2021 a further allocation is planned of £13,975 and then a further £17,465 in April 2022.


This funding will be provided in 3 tranches as above for Somerville Primary School. 

The first grant has been paid to the school.

The second grant payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.

A further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place will be paid during the summer term 2021.

Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.

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 schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.

Use at Somerville Primary School.

Funding will be used to part cover the cost of National Tutoring Programmes the school participates in from the second half of the Autumn term 2020.

Funding will also be used to cover the cost of additional teaching hours to support learning that has been lost. This will be through a combination of additional support from the child's class teacher after school as well as additional teaching assistant support through interventions which are above and beyond the school's current programme of interventions.

Children will be baseline assessed in Autumn term and the improvements in their baseline to Summer 2021 will be realised against children who did not benefit from the national tutoring programme and additional support.