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Catch Up Premium

Introduction

The ‘catch-up’ premium was formally launched in March 2013 as part of the government’s commitment to providing additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who failed to reach NC level 4 in English and/or Maths during Key Stage 2.  Under the new scaled scores system support will be provided with a score significantly below 100 (expected standard).  This will take effect for catch-up funding 2016-17.

The catch-up initiative involves secondary schools receiving an additional premium of £500 (currently under review by government) for each ‘catch-up’ pupil. The money is aimed at helping students to bridge the gap in literacy/and or numeracy skills via the delivery of intensive literacy and/or numeracy support. The funding is not ring-fenced which allows schools to use the premium to finance literacy and numeracy schemes which reflect the individual needs of their students.

The government has committed to continuing catch-up funding for at least the duration of the current spending review – to 2017.

Further details are available in the document below.

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