Disadvantaged pupils targeted in government’s £700m school catch up plans

The government has pledged to focus £700m in catch up funding for education in England on disadvantaged children, as schools and early years settings recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The plans for supporting schools and nurseries as lockdown restrictions ease include a one off “recovery premium” for primary and secondary schools, which builds on the pupil premium already distributed to schools to support disadvantaged students.

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Written by Finley T.