Catch Up Premium

What is the premium catch up funding?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Why do schools receive this?

The catch up premium helps schools to provide additional programmes or support in English and maths, so that pupils can catch up over a short period of time.

How is it spent?

Academies can choose how to spend the money for the educational benefit of the pupils of the academy.
Schools are accountable for how they spend the money and Ofsted will report on the attainment and progress of pupils who attract the premium during an inspection. This may include:

  • Individual tuition
  • Small group tuition
  • Extra materials
  • Summer schools