Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Financial Year 2020 to 2021
The Literacy and Numeracy catch up premium provides schools with additional funding for each pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in English Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. However during 2020/21 this funding was removed and replaced with the Coronavirus (COVID-19): catch-up funding.
During the year the government provided schools with £650 million of universal catch-up premium funding. The aim of the funding was to help pupils catch up on education they have missed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was expected that this funding should be used for specific activities to support pupils to make up for lost teaching over the previous months.
While funding was allocated on a per-pupil or per-place basis, schools were expected to use the amount available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their needs. It was expected that schools do not need to spend the funds in the financial year beginning 1 April 2020, and may carry some or all catch-up premium funds forward to future financial years if they wish.
At the Steiner Academy Hereford we received £80 per pupil from reception to Year 11 inclusive. This equated to £25,200 and is based on 315 pupils. Funding was received in three instalments, the first in Autumn 2020, the second in early 2021 and the third in the 2021 Summer term.
A full report on how this funding was spent is available here.
Updated September 2021