Funding (Catch-up & Summer School)

This section includes information on:

  • Summer School Funding

  • COVID-19 Catch-up Funding

  • Year 7 and 8 Catch-up Funding (Literacy and Numeracy) (discontinued 01.06.21)

Summer School Funding

In August 2021, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form hosted a Summer Enrichment Programme (Summer School) for incoming Year 7 students. The Summer Enrichment Programme lasted for five days, from Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August 2021.

For the five days, we offered places to a total of 310 incoming Year 7 students (of which 31 were eligible for Pupil Premium). Our lowest daily attendance was 222 students and our highest attendance was 226 students. This resulted in a total of 1122 student days over the five-day period.

The five-day programme was managed by United Education (their website can be found here – following input from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form staff.

Each day started with an assembly led by school staff which was then followed by a series of activities.  These included subject tutoring in English and Maths, sports and team games, arts and drama, well-being exercises and other team building activities.


The five days of the Summer School cost £53,807.56 in total. The majority of costs incurred were for the contracting of external providers (United Education) and was inclusive of catering and cleaning. However, included in the total costs were £705.01 for our own staff and £512.43 for water bottles that attendees kept.

Below are images of some of the events that took place during the week:

COVID-19 Catch-Up Fund

The COVID-19 Catch-Up funding is being used to support those students who are underachieving at all stages of their education in Years 7 to 11.  The focus is on 1:1 or small group tuition (a maximum 5 students) in English and Mathematics.  Students identified through CAT testing and internal Numeracy and Literacy assessment.  GCSE students are identified by ‘Working’ at Grades compared to previous grades.  Pupil Premium (PP) and SEND students are identified first for all Catch-Up programmes. 

The following programmes are in operation:

  • 1:1 or small group tuition English and Mathematics, Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 during school day (Year 10 commencing January 2021)

  • English and Mathematics Year 10 Holiday Tutoring Programme (4 weeks)

  • After School Revision Support – Year 11 PP (daily)

  • Revision Programme – after school, holidays and weekends, across all subjects on scheduled programme for Year 11

  • Step Up Programme for 20 PP students in Year 11

  • After School Maths tutoring Year 7 (Daily – 4 week programme)

In addition, the following has been provided:

  • Online dynamo mathematics programme – (All years)

  • GCSE PE online revision programme

  • Chrome Books and SIMS provided to all students, as required, for online learning and tutoring at home

Click the link below to take you to the COVID-19 Catch-up Funding Plan:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Funding Plan 2020-2021

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up – (discontinued 01.06.21)

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding was used to support students in the following ways:


  •  4 members of staff completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training on the programme Catch-Up Literacy

  •  Implementation of the Greenshaw Reading Programme

  •  Resources to support the implementation of the Greenshaw Reading Programme, 13 sets of books (31 books for each set) purchased to be used with the Year 7s


  • Introduction of the online software Dynamo Maths, (intervention programme designed to support and close the gap in numeracy)