The Catch-Up Premium provides schools with additional DfE funding to support Year 7 students who arrive at secondary school having not made expected standards in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. The grant is in additional to the main school budget and used to help students ‘catch-up’:
- To increase the progress of identified students
- To ensure that their attainment is, at least, in line with their peers
- To support the transition of identified students through to their secondary phase.
At Central Academy, Catch-Up Funding is used to provide small group interventions in both literacy and numeracy, as well as online packages to support this work.