Central Primary School

Central Primary School

Children are Central

Derby Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2LX


01923 225129

Catch up Premium

Catch up/RECOVERY Premium

Central Catch-up 

In July 2020 the government announced catch-up funding for every school stating “Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.”

For 2020-2021, Central were allocated: £34,960, for 2021-2022, Central were allocated: £12,360 and for 2023-24, Central were allocated £13,008.


Catch up has focused on the core subjects, Reading, Writing, Maths. The overall aims of our catch-up premium strategy, was:

  • To reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils (PPG) and their peers
  • To raise the attainment of all pupils to close any identified gap created by COVID-19 school closures

How Central spent the money

  • Small group/1-1 interventions during the school day
  • Supporting  wave 1 teaching
  • Support for social, emotional and mental health
  • Transition support
  • Resources to support catch-up

 How the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school was assessed

  • Assessments data is used to baseline any additional support and compared with data at the end of the support.
  • Tracking of individual's social, emotional, mental health needs



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