CofE Primary School

Feeding Minds, Touching Hearts

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Covid-Catch Up Fund

In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government.  Guidance has been released 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 Nursery numbers.  We will be in receipt of £7440 (93x £80) This funding will be paid in three instalments – Autumn, Spring and Summer (£46.67 per pupil split across the first two payments and £33.33 per pupil in the Summer). The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.


Academic Year


Amount of catch up premium per pupil


Total Number of Pupils


Total catch up premium



At Gunthorpe, this money will be used in order to provide:

Curriculum resources and materials that support both the “catch up” and the mental health of pupils.

Additional support staff and teacher support time allocated to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.

Our current strategy and detailed information on impact and cost break down can be downloaded here:

Parent Voice


"Videos from Mrs Findlay meant the children had daily contact with their teacher. We appreciated the messages on Tapestry and also the fun and engaging ideas"


"Encouraging and supportive daily video message from the teacher. Links to educational material on the internet, fun and educational activities and tasks to complete and supportive and positive feedback on tapestry when my child had completed a task."


"Thank you for the mixture of worksheets, games and phone calls -  all very well thought out and kept my child engaged with school from home"


“We really appreciate all you are doing to keep things going.”


“Just to say thank you and keep going. I think this experience has demonstrated to us just how important school life is. She speaks of missing the teachers as much as she does her friends. Fingers crossed for a return to normality soon.”


"We have plenty to do thank you so much for all the support"