Written evidence submitted by the Department for Education (CVD0042)

Spending on catch up premium and the National Tutoring Programme

The government announced £1 billion of funding for 2020/21 to support children and young people to catch up as a result of disruption to their education. This includes a universal £650 million catch-up premium, allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years Reception through to Year 11.  Further details are available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium


We will also spend up to £350m on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) to provide targeted support for children and young people who have been hardest hit from disruption to their education. This funding supports a range of programmes outlined below.


NTP Tuition Partners and Academic Mentors – support for 5-16 year olds


This programme, which will begin in November 2020, has two pillars:




Further information about these pillars can be found here: https://nationaltutoring.org.uk/faqs


As well as the two strands outlined above, we will also fund:





How will pupils be supported?





September 2020