Catch-up Premium Funding

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. This equates to £80 per child. Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. 

During the Autumn Term and Spring Terms 2020 - 2021, Catch-up Premium Funding  is used to support our pupils in the following ways:

  • to fund additional Teaching Assistants to support pupils in EYFS and KS1 classrooms
  • to release HLTA to plan and deliver high quality, targeted intervention programmes across KS2
  • to access training and purchase resources to support learning (e.g. Talk Boost, Early Talk Boost)
  • to purchase 'Bounce Back', a intervention programme to support the rapid catch up in phonics for children in Years 2 and 3
  • to purchase intervention programmes for pupils whose attainment is below age-related expectations (Fast Track Phonics, Maths
  • to purchase high interest / low reading attainment reading books for Years 3, 4 and 5
  • Third Space Learning 1:1 Maths tuition for 20 pupils

 Funding for 2020/2021 based on £80 per pupil

Autumn Term:  £11 387

Summer Term:  £8 132