Summary Information about the Catch-Up Premium
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis. Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil from reception to year 11 inclusive.
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches:
1. Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.
2. Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
3. Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.
For mainstream schools, the 4 to 15 pupil headcount from the October 2020 census will be used.
Similar to the pupil premium, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis. Funding will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.