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Danesfield Church of England School Living and Learning Together

Historical Use of Catch-up Funding

The DFE provided additional funding to schools for each Y7 pupil who has not achieved age realted in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state-funded schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at least age related in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed ‘at secondary school’.


At Danesfield we used the funding to meet the following objectives:

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those pupils entitled to Catch up Premium

  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of pupils entitled to Catch up Premium

  • To enhance existing provision.

  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress

  • To intervene quickly if any chosen strategy or intervention fails to show impact

  • To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.


More detailed reports and evaluations are below: