Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
In January 2013 the Minister of State for Schools wrote to all headteachers:
“The Deputy Prime Minister announced in September that secondary schools will receive an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve level 4 or better at Key Stage 2 in reading and/or maths. You will receive the money at the end of January 2013 based on October School Census data. We will do the same each year until the end of this Parliament.
This money is to pay for extra help so that these pupils catch up in literacy and numeracy as soon as possible. I am keen that you put plans in place for using the premium. The earlier students catch up, the earlier they can access the secondary curriculum more fully.”
Blackfen Schools allocation is detailed below.