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A catch-up premium of £700 for every pupil on free school meals should be given to secondary schools when they reopen, say northern MPs and peers.
They believe such a premium would help prevent poorer children in England falling behind their classmates because of school closures due to Covid-19.
It would fund up to two-and-a-half hours of tuition for six to 12 weeks.
Fifty MPs from the North have written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to make the case for £300m of funding.