Catch-up premium: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out which schools are eligible, what the funding is for, when payments will be made and how funding can be used to help pupils catch up on missed education.

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Funding for the coronavirus (COVID 19) catch up premium has now finished.

Recovery premium funding is available.



See what help’s available from the National Tutoring Programme

Schools can use their catch up funding to access tuition partners and academic mentors using the National Tutoring Programme website.

Information relating to the £1 billion of funding announced on 19 June 2020 to help pupils and disadvantaged young people catch up on missed education because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

There’s separate guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund

Nuffield early language intervention programme (NELI)

Funding will be available for NELI in the 2021 to 2022 academic year – register your interest.

There is also a list of schools who registered for NELI (Nuffield early language intervention programme).

Published 19 November 2020
Last updated 27 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated information on carrying funding forward beyond this academic year and Ofsted monitoring.

  2. Added information about registering interest for NELI in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

  3. Removed document for NELI (Nuffield early language intervention) programme - the recruitment phase for this programme has now ended.

  4. First published.