Schools: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th September 2021.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee, Chair, Public Accounts Committee

What progress has been made on catch-up learning for pupils in response to the disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education

Since June 2020, we have announced over £3 billion to help children to catch up, including over £950 million in flexible funding to schools and £1.5 billion for tutoring. Over 500,000 children were invited to take part in summer schools nationwide. Over 200,000 have started tutoring, with more starting shortly.

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