In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
All schools that are eligible for pupil premium are eligible for recovery premium. This includes the following types of schools:
We will provide funding to local authorities for eligible pupils they have placed in independent special schools, where the local authority pays full tuition fees, as recorded on their January 2021 alternative provision census.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools will get: