Additional funding for schools

On 7th April 2020 the government announced a package of support to help schools deal with the challenges and financial costs posed by coronavirus.

What can schools claim for?

The specific costs schools can claim for are:

  • additional cleaning required due to confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases
  • increased premises related costs needed to keep schools open during holidays
  • support for free school meals for eligible children who are not attending school, where those costs are not covered by the national voucher scheme

The additional funding for schools will be available on top of core funding allocations that will be paid as normal to schools for the 2020-21 financial year. Further guidance with more details of the claims process is set to be published in June.

Further information

Read the guidance on this additional funding on GOV.UK.