Covid Catchup 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. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system 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, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.

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.

Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. The document attached shows the money Rokeby Park Primary School received and how we have spent it.

‘I’ve enjoyed all the learning I’ve done in school and I’ve made lots of brilliant friends.’

Pupil testimonials

‘started here in Year 5 and I’ve enjoyed everything at Rokeby Park Primary – it’s the best.’

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‘Maths is my favourite subject because I enjoy the challenges we are set.’

Pupil testimonials

‘All school trips are amazing, especially Robinwood.’

Pupil testimonials

‘I’ve really enjoyed the hard work we have been given in maths.’

Pupil testimonials