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Catch-Up and Recovery Premium Funding

The aim of our Recovery Premium funding catch-up programme at Wantage CE Primary School is to address the learning loss of pupils as a result of Covid. 

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial. We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track.

Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we know that it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been affected most. The Recovery Premium will be allocated using the same data as the Pupil Premium Grant. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:

  • pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
  • post looked-after children (post-LAC)

The School Led Tutoring Grant

Under School-Led Tutoring, all eligible state-funded schools are given a ring-fenced grant to fund tutoring provision for disadvantaged pupils. This could include using existing staff, such as teachers and teaching assistants. The grant gives schools the flexibility to use tutors with whom they are familiar.

The Use of Funds at Wantage CE Primary School

An explanation of spending for2022-2023 can be found as part of our pupil premium strategy statement, which can be found on our pupil premium page.


Wantage Church of England Primary School
OX12 8DJ


01235 762396