What is Catch Up Funding?
Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. Maintained schools do not receive funding directly from DfE. Year 7 catch up premium funding is allocated to the local authority and they then pass it on to schools.
How year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium should be used
The individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch up premium should be assessed to decide the best way to use the funding. For example, funding could be used to pay for:
- individual tuition
- intensive small group tuition
- external services and materials, such as computer based learning resources
Click here for details of allocations prior to 2018
Year 7 Top up funding has been discontinued from September 2020