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Catch Up Funding

The Catch Up Funding allocated to Greasley Beauvale Primary School is £29,440.


What is Catch Up Funding?

The Government have announced that £1 billion of funding had been earmarked for schools to support children and young people to ‘catch up’. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost learning time due to Covid-19.


The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census. The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.


At Greasley Beauvale Primary School, we have considered the school community, current school Improvement Plan (SIP) and School Self Evaluation Form (SEF) when deciding how to best allocate and spend the funding. We have also used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.


Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been most affected. As such, at Greasley Beauvale Primary school, the Catch Up Funding Strategy will be reviewed alongside the Pupil Premium Funding Strategy.



Further details about Catch Up Funding at Greasley Beauvale Primary School can be found in the links below.


Last updated: July 2021

Next update due: December 2021


Lead adults in school for Catch Up Funding:

 Mrs Lisa Clarke and Miss Taryn Manson - Assistant Head Teachers

 Mrs Emma Poxon - School Business Manager and Governor