In response to the current pandemic emergency and the loss of face to face schooling that many children experienced, the government announced a £1 billion funding package to support a catch-up plan for schools.

The government has provided financial support to schools so they can help children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. 

Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil, from Reception to Year 11 inclusive. 

Ribchester St. Wilfrid’s C of E Primary school will receive £5280 of this funding in the academic year 2020-2021. This Funding will be provided in three payments – spread across the school year. While funding has been allocated on a per pupil or, per place basis, schools should use the amount available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their needs.

Our school is using this money to fund the following catch-up programmes and support:

  • Targeted intervention provided by in-school qualified teachers and teaching assistants to help identified pupils catch up.
  • Purchase any resources required to address gaps in learning.
  • Online learning resources to support pupils’ working at home.