Catch Up, Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Catch Up Funding

The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning due to Covid-19 so that schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Catch up funding for 2020/21 is set at £80 per pupil.


St James' Catch Up Strategy with details on how we plan to spend this funding is below

Pupil Premium Funding

The Government awards additional funding to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged, looked after or service family children.  In 2020/21, this funding is £1345 per pupil identified as disadvantaged, £2345 for looked after and previously looked after children and £310 for children of Service personnel.  At St James, this money is spent in an number of ways including the provision of additional curriculum opportunities for disadvantaged children; financial support for school trips and extra-curricular activities as well as funding additional staff in school to provide targeted interventions and classroom support.  If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please contact the school office and we will be delighted to support you through the application process.

PE and Sports Premium Funding

The Government currently provides additional funding for PE and Sport. In 2020/21, this is £16,000 plus £10/pupil in Years 1-6. At St James, we allocate this money to develop and broaden the sporting provision for all children: providing funding for transport to extra curricular events and competitions; providing high quality equipment for PE lessons and recreational, break time activities and to develop our staff to deliver high quality PE sessions.