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Covid Catch Up 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.


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


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.


The document below outlines our approach at Fairhaven Primary School and how we plan to spend the funding given to us.



Following the period of limited attendance at school during Spring term 2021 due to the national lockdown, we have updated out COVID Catch Up plan.  The updated document is available below and shows the changes we have made to reflect changing needs at Fairhaven Primary School.

At the end of Summer term 2021, our COVID Catch Up Plan was reviewed (please see below) and an updated plan written for 2021-22 (see below).