Covid-19 Catch Up Premium


The government has implemented a £1 billion funding package to support a catch-up plan for schools. Schools allocations are calculated on a pupil by pupil basis providing £80 per pupil on roll in Reception through to Year 6.  The aim of the funding is to help pupils catch up on education they have missed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This means that Devonshire has been allocated £32,800 this year to help support our children. Devonshire is committed to ensuring that all pupils have the best start to their education. Following the period of school closures in 2020 and again in 2021, Devonshire is committed to reducing the effects of school closures and providing all of our pupils with support, tailored to their needs.

Our strategic focus for how we spend the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant funding aims to support each pupil whilst also being aware of what is needed to diminish gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.

Our priorities are to raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created in RWM and to reduce the attainment gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers in RWM.

Devonshire’s Coronavirus catch-up premium grant summary outlines:

  • the amount of the school’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation and estimated costs
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by the school
  • how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • the intended outcome and success criteria
  • evidence and rationale
  • how the school will measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the catch-up premium grant allocation
  • review dates