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Covid Recovery Premium

The Covid-19 Recovery Premium has replaced the Covid Catch Up Premium and is expected to continue for academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24. The main difference between the two is that the Recovery Premium is funded based on the number of disadvantaged pupils within the school, rather than targeting all pupils. The guidance states: “schools must use their recovery premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils.” The school’s SEF/SIP highlights the school’s planning, spend and success criteria with regard to recovery.

Recovery premium per pupil:

£552 for each pupil on roll as FSM.

Academic Year:

2023/24 2022/23



Pupils Eligible:

65 (FSM pupils) 63 (FSM pupils)

58 (FSM pupils)

104 (all pupils)

Funding Received:

Expected: £35,880 £34,776




The Recovery Premium is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students. However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need. A ‘menu of approaches’ has been developed to help schools to use both grants effectively.

Any activities funded by recovery premium (or pupil premium) must align with the ‘menu’ from the start of the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

NB: This information is taken from the DfE guidance:

Review the full report, (download from the previous page) for the planning for this financial year, the specific spend and impact of this additional funding.