Home Page

Catch Up Premium

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for missed learning
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:


The school has identified a number of priorities that the funding given to the school during 2020-21 academic year and these are set out in the Catch Up Premium Plan which can be found below.


Edward Pauling Primary School is participating in the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme and continues to use interventions and tuition after school to support pupils to close learning gaps to peers.