What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium?

The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. 
It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. 
We will receive £80 per pupil on roll in stages over the course of the course of the academic year which will be approximately £142,000.  This is a special one-off arrangement for the 2020-2021 academic year, and forms part of the Government’s £1 billion catch up package.

How do we plan to use the money?
Schools can spend the funding in the most effective way for their pupils.
Our planned spending is as follows:



Projected Cost

Purchase and setup of 450 laptops for loan to students.

A parental survey indicates that approximately 450 current students do not have sole access to a laptop / PC.  This measure will ensure that all Brookfield students can fully engage with remote learning in the event of school closure or partial closure. These laptops will also support in a range of intervention strategies that will be implemented over the year such as teams catch up or revision activities or a virtual Easter revision programme.


TLR post created in English and maths departments for an Intervention Coordinator.

The role of Intervention Coordinator will plan, oversee and evaluate the provision of one-to-one and small group tuition in maths and English including the selection of students and staffing of sessions.


Recruitment of maths tutor for 4 days per week for the Autumn term 2020

To provide capacity in  maths to deliver one-to-one and small group tuition.



This amount will be held back awaiting further details of the National Tutoring Program, another part of the Government’s £1 billion catch-up package, which is set to start from November, and promises heavily subsidised tuition for students in school.