Archdale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 1PL


Archdale School

Covid19 Catch Up Premium Funding


What catch-up funding is for

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. 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 lost teaching time
  • 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 government guidance states that schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.

At Archdale we will receive the following amounts

Autumn 2020 - £5,610
Spring 2021   - £7,480
Total for Financial year 20/21  = £13,090
Summer 2021  - £9,350
Autumn  2021  - £5,540

We have chosen to allocate this funding as follows:

- Staffing to support home learning

- Resources to support home learning 

 - Employment of additional staff to enable all classes to go out on trips

- Development and enhancement of resources and facilities in school