I thought you might like to know that Pro5, the organisation charged with administering match-funding on behalf of the DfE has just sent us an email to confirm that the initiative has officially been wound up as of 31st March 2014.
They also added the following:
The DfE have provided some key information below, based on an analysis of the match-funding data from September 2011 to the end of October 2013 which showed that:
A total of £23.7 million match-funding (including VAT) was claimed by around 14,300 schools, 80% of eligible schools.
Approximately 84% of eligible schools with key stage 1 pupils claimed match-funding (around 13,900 schools).
Around 1,260 schools with key stage 2 pupils became eligible for match-funding from January 2013. Of these around 390 claimed match-funding (31%).
Most of the funding (95%) was used to purchase phonics products rather than training.