Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Lisa Richards


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

Children at the heart of the school - School at the heart of community

Catch-Up Premium Strategy


The government has provided £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up after the disruption to schools during the Summer 2020 COVID-19 'lockdown'. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.  Alongside this , the government launched the £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

Further information about the Catch-up Premium can be found  here:  

The Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) has provided advice on how the funding could be best spent:

In the 2020-21, academic year, Whitleigh Primary School received:  £29,200


As of 20.11.20, we have allocated the funding in the following ways:



Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to provide 1:1 and group support in phonics support for first 7 weeks of term


Additional Teacher time to provide 1:1 and group support in KS2 from Assistant Head teacher


Improving Resources for bespoke TA intervention for 20 weeks


TA Catch-Up Intervention £13,953

To be allocated in Spring Term (e.g. for National Tutoring Programme, additional CPD or additional teacher / support staff time etc).





The children are assessed on an on-going basis with summative assessments made at the end of each term.  In addition, we use NFER tests in reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics to inform teacher judgements.  These tests provide a 'standardised score' and 'question level analysis' allowing us to track progress and identify gaps. For more detail please download our Catch-Up Premium Strategy Document. 


Catch-Up Premium Strategy Document 2020- 2021