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Catch Up Funding

We have reviewed the impact of last year’s spending, the NFER and Pupil Premium Toolkit to implement this year’s spending. Along with our Vision and Key Drivers, we underpin our Academy Improvement Plan and day to day working with the NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’.

Kingswood Academy –Catch-Up Funding

What is Catch Up Funding?

Schools receive Catch Up Funding annually from the government.  The amount of funding is determined by the number of Year 7 students attending the school who did not make expected progress in literacy and mathematics at primary school.

Why is Catch-Up Funding required?

It is widely recognised that students who have fallen behind during their time at primary school and have not made as much progress as expected will also fail to make good progress at secondary school.  Catch Up funding is provided to ensure that intervention is put in place to accelerate the learning of these students while they are in the first year of secondary education so that they can catch up with their peers.

How must this money be used?

The funding must be used to provide addition interventions for Year 7 students to rapidly develop their skills in mathematics and literacy.  It can be used to pay for additional staffing, for staff training or for specialist resources.  How this money is used is closely scrutinised by the governing body of the academy.

Our Context

In 2016/2017 Kingswood Academy had an average proportion of Catch-Up students, with 15% of this the Year 7 students in receipt of Catch Up Funding, compared to 28.2% of all students nationally. In 2017/18 the number of Year 7 students in receipt of Catch Up Funding is 12.4%.

As an academy we have the highest expectations of all our students and we continuously strive to remove any barriers which have a detrimental effect on students’ progress. In line with the most successful schools (DfE, 2015) the academy’s vision and key drivers have enabled an ethos of high attainment for all students.

Catch-Up Funding allocated to Kingswood Academy


Catch Up Funding







Ms. S. Mark

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Catch Up Funding

CUP Funding 2017 - 2018


CUP Funding 2018 - 2019