Catch Up Premium

Recovery premium funding

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.

However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.

Pupil eligibility and funding rates for academic year 2023 to 2024

Pupil eligibility

Recovery premium allocations for mainstream schools will be based on pupil premium eligibility. This includes:

Funding rates for 2023 to 2024

Swimbridge only qualifies for the minimum payment of £2,000, referred to as a ‘floor’ to ensure that an eligible primary school will not receive less than £2,000.

Using recovery premium funding

Like the pupil premium, schools can:

Funding for looked-after children should be managed by the local authority virtual school head. They should work with schools, including the designated teacher, to decide how to use the funding effectively to support looked-after children.

At Swimbridge CE Primary School, this money will be used in order to provide:

The impact of the expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils at Swimbridge CE Primary School will be assessed using:

For more information about the funding, visit the Department for Education website.