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COVID Catch Up Premium

As a result of COVID-19 young people across the country have experienced an unprecedented disruption to their education. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will have had significant impact to both their education and wellbeing. The funding will allow schools to return to normal educational routines as quickly as possible and allows those hardest hit to catch-up. Schools allocations has been calculated on a per pupil basis, and it will arrive in three tranches with an initial part payment in autumn 2020, a second payment in early 2021, based on updated pupil and place data and a final payment in the summer term. This funding will be used to support students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium is to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The funding provided is £240 per pupil.

Hawkswood Secondary remained open for the duration of the COVID response.  At the point of the initial lockdown Apricot Learning enabled pupils to continue to learn at home with seamless transition.

The impact of access to learning at Hawkswood  Secondary was minimal due to Apricot Learning, however the mental health of pupils was an imminent challenge.

Our greatest concern is the pupils who will begin their journey to Hawkswood in the academic year 2021/22, and the life experiences these pupils may have had throughout lockdown.

Please see our annual COVID catch up premium reports below.