The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave 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 was 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, the funding criteria was changed and 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 was received by the school in the Spring Term. Last year, the school’s catch-up funding allocation was £20, 965.
After the government’s introduction of the National Funding Formula, the Department for Education announced in June 2020 that it has now discontinued the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium.