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.  

Loders Catch-up Plan



Children in Need 2020

13 Nov 2020

Today we raised an amazing £71.29 for Children in Need. It was lovely to see all the children find exciting ways to be yellow or spotty for the day. Thank you again for you generosity!

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2020

The whole school came together to remember the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Cogden Class read short pieces be...

Tribal Kingdom day at Hooke Court

07 Nov 2019

Year 4 became 2 different tribes today, with their friends from the other MAT schools.  They created tribal face art, built shelters and created secret trails with codes.  But the question i...

Year 4 at Hooke Court

06 Nov 2019

We have had a great first day at Hooke Court with Year 4 and as this is being written all children are asleep! Click here to see some more pictures from day 1

Loders celebrates 150 years

14 Oct 2019

We celebrated 150 years of the school on this site by dressing up as Victorian children and learning about life in Victorian times.

Service of Thanksgiving

14 Oct 2019

Pupils, teachers and parents past and present gathered in the church to celebrate 150 years of our school

Crealy Animal Visit

25 Apr 2019

We enjoyed a visit from some exotic animals this week from Crealy. The children were able to handle a stick insect, a millipede, ferrets and a milk snake.

Xtreme Falconry Display

04 Apr 2019

Thanks to the PTFA, we enjoyed a display from Xtreme falconry to end the term. This linked in with some of our science work about habitats and animal adaptations.

National Science Week

11 Mar 2019

This morning the children have worked across the school in house teams for the start of National Science Week. Each teacher led a different activity but all were focused on the skill of prediction.

Year 3/4 Dance Festival

08 Mar 2019

Monmouth pupils took part in the annual Dance Festival organised by Colfox students at Freshwater on Friday. The theme was 'Environment' and our dance was based around and undersea theme to raise awar...