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Catch Up Funding

When a student joins Eltham Hill School in Year 7, we scrutinise all of the Key Stage 2 data that arrives with them and we identify the students who are not deemed ‘secondary school ready’. These are students who do not achieve at least 100 (level 4 in legacy assessment) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

To rectify this and ensure that these students ‘catch up’ with their peers, we have put in place a number of extra classes and strategies.

Please view the document below to see how the funding is used.


Covid Catchup Funding 16-19


This statement outlines how Eltham Hill School will use the 16-19 Tuition fund in line with the guidance set out by the government. Please click here for the full guidance.

The additional funding is for the academic year 2021-2022 only and is being used to mitigate disruption of learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).


The school will provide support in the form of small group tuition for 16 to 19 learners in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been impacted, note the groups will be no more than 5 learners. Learners the school are prioritising include the following.

Maths and English catch-up support sessions will be prioritised for those:

  • learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths
  • learners with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities
  • learners who will benefit most from small group tuition.

Additional subject support sessions including study skills support will be prioritised for the following learners:

  • where learning has been impacted because of lockdown.
  • with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • who have declared an additional learning support need.



  • Small group through a 1-2-1 or small group intervention.
  • Academic skill development – focused on the development and refreshing of study skills so that students can more effectively engage with the curriculum content
  • Maths and/or English – targeted intervention to support students to fill gaps in their knowledge, practise their skills and reinforce learning from the curriculum
  • Targeted workshops that facilitate students to reinforce learning from curriculum sessions
  • Additional learning support – additional sessions that enable learners to overcome barriers to learning associated with disabilities or learning difficulties.
  • Additional resources to support independent learning
  • One to one support from teachers in all subject areas on a regular basis
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