Catch up Funding

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. 

Year 6 Dawn til Dusk

26 Jul 2021

The Year 6 children enjoyed a day of forest school activities, team games, cooking their meals on the fire, water fights and the slip n slide! Many thanks to Mr Holt for organising such a fun day! {!...

Year 6 Vivary Park

26 Jul 2021

Our Y6 children enjoyed a day of adrenaline-filled activities at Vivary Park in Taunton to help them celebrate their final weeks at St Andrew's. They took part in their different high ropes cou...

KS 2 trip to Hooke Court

26 Jul 2021

At the end of term, our key stage 2 children enjoyed an action packed day at Hooke Court! The day began with a rocket making workshop. The rockets exceeded all of our expectations and provided an impr...

The Bear Trail - Panda and Tiger Class

19 Jul 2021

Panda and Tiger Class had a great time at The Bear Trail.  They all got stuck in and thoroughly enjoyed getting muddy.  

Sports Day

19 Jul 2021

Sports Day. Following on from a successful sports day, please see some photos of our events. The Reception and Key Stage 1 children took part in long jump, high jump, javelin, tennis ball throw, skipp...

Sports Day

07 Jul 2021

Sports Day A huge well done to the blue team, who were the overall winners of our Sports Day yesterday. Here they are celebrating their victory! More photos and details from the day to follow in...

Seaton Wetlands Trip

02 Jul 2021

On Tuesday 22nd June, Panda class visited Seaton Wetlands to support their topic 'Water, water everywhere!' This consisted of a wildlife trail where we were able to study different animals habitats an...

Monster Kickabout

29 Jun 2021

Monster Kickabout. We have made a fantastic start to 'Monster Kickabout' week at school by getting out our brand new Monster Kickabout equipment. We have pumped up our Premier League balls and the ch...

Monster Kickabout

25 Jun 2021

MONSTER KICKABOUT £1,000 of free football equipment has been given to us by the Monster Kickabout scheme in partnership with Sports Direct and Nike. The offer was open to the first 500 scho...

Bikeability

21 Jun 2021

BIKEABILITY Our upper key stage two completed their level 1 and 2 Bikeability courses last week.They learned how to check their bikes were safe to ride using the ABCD checks:A – airB – bra...