YOUNGSTERS in Southport and Formby will be able to catch up on learning they may have lost out on after a £1billion funding package was announced.
The money - announced last week - will include intensive tutoring for the most disadvantaged children.
Those most affected by the school closures enforced as part of the lockdown in March will benefit from a £350 million national tutoring programme, equivalent to about £14,000 per school.
Headteachers will be able to apply for grants worth a further £650 million to spend on initiatives such as extra teaching, technology or summer schools for all pupils.
Southport MP Damien Moore said: “This £1 billion catch-up package demonstrates this Government’s commitment to ensure that our children maintain their level of education and don’t miss out on their life chances due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“This funding will allow our head teachers in Southport to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school.”