Year 7 Catch Up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for the 2013/14 financial year will be allocated to schools based on the number of eligible pupils listed in the autumn 2013 census returns.

The Department for Education will issue the confirmed year 7 catch-up premium funding allocations by 28 February 2014.

Payments will be made to maintained schools from the local authority, the Education Funding Agency will pay academies and free schools directly.

If you have received, or are receiving, year 7 catch-up premium funding, you are required to publish certain information on your school’s website. For details please visit the Department for Education website.

4 comments on “Year 7 Catch Up Premium

  1. Faye Kamsika says:

    Have there been any further decisions made on this since the election? We have not received any details either way. Thanks

    • education.finance says:

      Please see extract from EFA Website, notification to the LA is normally made in February.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/disadvantaged-primary-pupils-to-benefit-from-extra-225-million

      3.The government is providing a literacy and numeracy catch-up premium for year 7 pupils who have failed to reach level 4 in reading and/or mathematics – the 2 most important skills for life. Allocations for the 2014 to 2015 year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium will be made in early 2015, based on the number of eligible pupils listed in autumn 2014 census returns and the 2014 key stage 2 assessments. Schools will receive an additional premium of £500 for each year 7 pupil who has not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics (maximum £500 per pupil) at key stage 2.

      We expect to make 2015 to 2016 allocations in early 2016, on the same basis.

  2. mark bennett says:

    Will this funding continue for 2015/16?

    • education.finance says:

      At present we have not received confirmation from the DfE that this funding will continue in to 2015/16, but as soon as we have further details we will let all schools know.

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