Catch-Up Premium
Acorn Multi Academy Trust 2020/2021

What is the catch-up funding for?


Catch-up funding was Introduced as part of the government’s £1 billion initiative to support children
and young people in catching up lost time after school closure as a result of COVID-19. This was
considered to be especially important for children from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
backgrounds.


How will schools receive the funding?
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis with mainstream schools receiving £80 for
each pupil.
Schools will receive payments in 3 stages - Autumn 2020, early 2021 and Summer 2021.


Using catch-up funding
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the most effective way for their pupils and
circumstances but are expected to use the funding for specific activities to support children to catch
up for lost teaching time.
Schools are able to identify the best use of the funding through use of the Education Endowment
Foundation’s School Planning Guide 2020-2021.


Accountability and monitoring
School leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the ultimate
goal of getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Governors and
trustees should scrutinise school approaches to catch-up from the starting point in September and
the planned approach for use of the catch-up funding and subsequent monitoring.

Mrs Ethelston's Catch Up Premium

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Reception Open Day

08 Oct 2021

Dear Prospective Families with New Intake Children for 2022, As school admissions for the new Reception intake open from 15th November 2021 until 15th January 2022, we would like to provide an opport...

Additional Parking

21 Sep 2021

As a school, we have become very aware of the challenges that surround drop off and collection times for our school day. To help alleviate congestion, we have been running our drop off system in the b...

Community Worship

16 Sep 2021

A huge 'well done' to some of our Year 6's, who took part in the community worship at the church on Education Sunday, you all read so confidently. Thank you for representing our school!

The Wild West Day!

30 Apr 2021

Year 5 and 6 had a very exciting topic day. They dressed in their finest Wild West outfits and enjoyed taking part in lots of brilliant activities. They learnt a traditional dance, made dream catchers...

BugFest Visit

22 Apr 2021

On Thursday, we had some extremely special visitors in school. Mrs Storer organised for BugFest to join us in school and the children from Reception to Year 4 all enjoyed learning about these bugs as...

TT Rockstars Day

21 Apr 2021

The children all enjoyed a great day at school as we relaunched TT Rockstars across the school. The children all looked like amazing rock stars and robots for this special event and it was great to co...

Easter at Mrs Ethelston's

30 Mar 2021

The sun shone beautifully for our Easter day celebration in school. The children looked amazing with their Easter hats and had clearly worked very hard on their egg creations! They also enjoyed a vari...

Speed Bounce

23 Mar 2021

We all enjoyed the Speed Bounce event.  This was organised by Mrs Williamson and run by Mr Jared from Primary Sports. It was brilliant to compete in an event that everyone could enjoy and althoug...

Easter Gift

22 Mar 2021

We have had a very special delivery in school this week. The children have been gifted with a beautiful and unique handmade knitted chicken with a special treat inside. These gifts have been lovingly...

Spaceship Landing!

18 Mar 2021

An alien the Robins' have named Bll has arrived in class. We believe he may be linked to the spaceship crash at the outside garden a few ago? The children are delighted by it's appearance. Today they...