Claiming exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)

Instructions on how to claim exceptional costs related to coronavirus (COVID-19).



This information provides instructions and a short video for schools, academies, local authorities and multi academy trusts on how to complete the online form to claim exceptional costs incurred over the period March to July 2020.

You have until 21 July 2020 to submit an application form. There will be no opportunity to request an extension to the deadline.

Please note that we will not approve claims for the following costs:

  • costs associated with opening schools to more pupils from 1 June
  • additional staff costs
  • loss of self-generated income

We’ve published further guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools and other educational settings.

Published 24 June 2020