Swalwell Primary School

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Catch Up Premium and School-led Tutoring

What is Catch up funding? 


The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure during Sumer 2020. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2020/21 Swalwell Primary School received £10,800 as part of the catch- up finding to help bridge the gap obtain as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.  


2021/2022 Swalwell Primary School received £12,805.


Using catch-up funding 


The government advise school to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. 


While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. 


Please click on the link below which evidences how leaders and Governors of our school think we can best maximise this finding and therefore give children the best possible chance of reaching their potential

School Led Tutoring 2021-22 


The School-Led Tutoring Grant is one of the three National Tutoring Programmes announced by the Government and made available to all academies and state-funded schools in England. The grant is designed to help close the education gap between disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and their peers. Schools are expected to prioritise these pupils however, schools have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support to help them catch-up on missed education.


This is a subsidised tutoring programme where the government pays 75% of the costs to designated providers and schools are required to pay the other 25% out of their catch up premium funding.


Schools can choose between using internal teaching staff, sourcing local tutors or giving students access to online tutoring. At Swalwell Primary, we chose to use this funding to deliver evidence based intervention programmes delivered by an existing, skilled teacher. 


During 2021-22, 52 children from KS2 received school-led tutoring, amassing a total of 780 hours tuition.

Of these pupils:

  • 75% PP
  • 12% SEN
  • 10% Young Carers
  • 4% SGO
  • 2% LAC
  • 2% EAL


School Led Tutoring 2022-23

In this academic year, 2022 to 2023, schools and academy trusts will be provided with a grant to cover 60% of the £18 unit cost. 


During 2022 - 23, 69 children from KS1 and KS2 received school-led tutoring, amassing a total of 1020 hours tuition.

Of these pupils:

  • 70% PP
  • 14.5% SEN
  • 6% Young Carers
  • 3% LAC/SGO
  • 3% EAL

School Led Tutoring 2023 - 24


In 2023 to 2024, the grant provided will cover 50% of the cost.