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Saxmundham Primary School

Catch-Up Premium & Remote Learning

What is the Covid 19 Catch-up Premium?

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit.


In response, the government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.



School allocations will be calculated on a per-pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.

Saxmundham Primary will receive £21,000 for the 2020/21 academic year.



Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.


At Saxmundham Primary, we have carefully considered the areas that would most benefit from this additional funding.


Accountability and Monitoring

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible.


To find out more about our Covid Catch-Up Strategy, please see the links below.


Remote Learning at Saxmundham Primary School


In the unlikely event of further school closures, our Online Learning take place via Zoom. To access the lessons, log in to your child's school email account and follow the links included within their email.


Emails are sent to your child's Gmail account daily and include any other resources your child might need. Please note, the link to your child's Zoom meeting will not change between meetings.


If you need help accessing your child's work, please contact your child's teacher via the class email address.


If you do not have access to suitable ICT technology or are struggling with internet access, please contact the school office who will assist you further.


Outline of the day


9:00 - Assembly (on YouTube, this requires the link)

9:15 - Registration and first lesson


10:30 - 10:50 - Breaktime


11:00 - Second Lesson

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunchtime


1:00-1:20 - Registration and afternoon session (independent tasks set)


3:05 - End of the day


Useful Websites & Resources



  • Purple Mash
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Oak National Academy
  • Scratch
  • Audible
  • TTRS
  • Spellzone
  • Numbots