Year 7 Catch Up Premium

The Government believes that by investing specific funding to identified cohorts of learners the will result will be a significant narrowing of the performance gap. As a result, in 2013, the Government created a separate funding allocation called the ‘catch-up’ premium.

This additional funding is given to schools in England to support Year 7 pupils who achieved significantly below the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6 SATs). The ‘Expected Standard’ is a scaled score of 100 on these tests (raw mark will vary from year to year). The expectation of the funding is that the students will make accelerated progress in both areas and as a result, will close the gap on other learners within Year 7 cohort.

Schools receive an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved the ‘Expected Standard’ in Reading and/or Mathematics (maximum £500 per pupil) at Key Stage 2.

The Government expects the funding to be used to provide intensive support for all of the identified students through a range of high impact approaches that improve their literacy and numeracy.

Coronavirus Catch Up Premium

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. This funding 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 missed learning
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

The funding allocation is calculated on a per pupil basis; students in a mainstream secondary school (like SNHS) received £80 per student.

Please click on the attached documents to find out how we used this money to support our students.  If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs J Hornsby, Vice Principal.