‘Catch up’ Planning Statement
The government has announced £650 million will be shared across state primary and secondary schools over the 2020/21 academic year. This is expected to equate to approximately £80 per pupil. Whilst head teachers will decide how the money is spent, the government expects this to be spent on small group
tuition for whoever needs it.
This one-off grant to support pupils in state education recognises that all young people have lost time in education as a result of the pandemic, regardless of their income or background.