NGA – Reducing the impact of partial school closures on disadvantaged pupils

Updated 7 January 2021

Despite the best efforts of schools to provide continuity of education for all pupils, there is no doubt that disadvantaged pupils and their families will experience greater challenges than most of their peers.


This information sheet covers:

  • continuity of free school meals
  • catch-up premium: allocation, use of and scrutiny
  • assessing strategic priorities in light of COVID-19
  • considering the pupil premium strategy
  • questions to ask school leaders