"Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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."; July 20

The Government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to support them to catch up lost learning due to the extended closure of schools.

Schools are to use this funding for specific activities to support their students to catch up for lost teaching.

The funding is due to be given to schools in three tranches; Autumn 2020, Early 2021 and Summer 2021.

The fundamental principle within the Catch Up Plan for Walker Riverside Academy is that there is an entitlement for ALL students that need it, to have access to Catch Up activities/programmes.

You can view Walker Riverside Academy's Covid Catch-Up Funding Strategy Statement by selecting the document below.