St Patrick's R C Primary School

Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are free to decide how to allocate funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. Pupil premium funding is available to:

 Local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units

 Voluntary sector alternative provision, with local authority agreement

 Special schools not maintained by the local authority

 Academies and free schools, including special and AP academies

Catch Up Funding Allocation

The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and
supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the
Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools.
For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their
individual needs. There is also an allocation of £350 million for a National Tutoring Programme, intended to
deliver proven and successful tuition to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

The DfE has also set out the following Curriculum Expectations, to ensure that all pupils – particularly
disadvantaged, SEND and vulnerable pupils – are given the catch-up support needed to make substantial
progress by the end of the academic year

Here are the details of the St. Patrick’s Catch Up Funding Plan:

Covid-19 Catch up Funding Report