The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The Catch-up Premium funding is to be used by schools to deliver a range of Literacy and Numeracy interventions, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed with their peers, so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.
In 2017-18, schools no longer received funding per catch-up pupil but instead received the same amount of catch up premium as in 2016-17, adjusted to reflect any changes in the size of the year group at the start of October. The money is received by the school in the Spring Term. Last year, the school’s catch-up funding allocation was £17, 465