Please see below an information statement on catch-up funding for Hemingford Grey School for 2020/2021:

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium & National Tutoring Programme


In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has now been released here showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme.

The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year's census and will not include new children, meaning we are predicting Hemingford Grey Primary School will be in receipt of £23,840 (298 x £80).

The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.

At Hemingford Grey Primary School, this money will be used in order to provide:

  • Curriculum resources and materials that support 'catch-up'.

  • Resource and materials that support mental health of pupils.

  • Additional support staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing 'catch-up' in their learning.

  • Resources required to ensure that transition as children move through the school phases.

  • Tutoring for groups of three children in KS1 and LKS2.

  • Paying teaching staff for booster breakfast catch up in LKS2 and UKS2.

Please see the PDF letter below on catch-up funding that we send out to all parents/carers on 4th March: