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COVID-19 Catch up Funding

What is Catch-up Funding?


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit.


We are committed to improving outcomes for all pupils at  Leys Primary School and we work tirelessly to ensure that happens. We believe in providing an education that not only ensures that each pupil achieves their best academically but also pupils are prepared for next phase of their lives in society.


The government has announced £1 billion of funding 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.  This is to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.


The effect of this expenditure will be assessed in progress identified by teachers from the summative assessments performed in the autumn and summer terms and through on-going formative assessment and target setting.




School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in Reception classes through to Year 6.


Leys Primary received £30, 000 for the 2020/21 academic year.

  • “I am very happy with Leys. My daughter’s progress at this school is amazing, I think the teachers are amazing.” (Parent)
  • “I’m starting to love this school! You all have made such great progress and I urge you: Keep up the great work!” (Parent)
  • “All pupils, whatever their different needs or abilities, make good progress.” (OFSTED)
  • “The school has improved considerably since its last inspection.” (OFSTED)
  • An outstanding learning environment. All the children were engaged with their learning. A very friendly staff. (Borough Adviser)
  • “Teachers have high expectations. They know what pupils can do and what they need to learn next.” (OFSTED)