Catch Up Premium

In June 2020 the government announced funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (Covid-19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.

As a result we look to provide support based on the following principles;

  • An evidence informed approach gives the best chance of maximising impact. Research conducted by the EEF and others around the world strongly suggests that compensating for the negative impact of school closures on the gap will require a sustained response.
  • Every school will have been affected differently by Covid-19. The appropriate way to support students will differ between schools and should be informed by the professional judgement of teachers and school leaders.
  • Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to have been affected particularly severely by lock down and may need more support to settle back into school life. It is highly unlikely that a single approach will be enough.

Allocation - £11,165


Proposed Impact


Funded places on transition and induction activities

Students to engage with transition and induction activities to improve well being, develop social skills and confidence that may have regressed or not developed due to the pandemic


Targeted small group tuition in literacy

Improved reading and spelling skills (age) which allows students to fully access the curriculum


Targeted small group tuition in KS4 core subjects

Improved results through filling gaps in knowledge caused by the pandemic and allowing student to successfully move onto the next stage of their education