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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding

The catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve level 4 or above in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

The amount of funding available from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for each year is based upon figures published in the Autumn school census and results from the National Curriculum assessments at KS2; schools are notified of the allocation in the following Spring Term.

The grant may be spent for the purposes of the school, for the educational benefit of students registered at the school.

Funding and Number of Students:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Apr 16 – Mar 17
Number of Students 25 14 18 18
Amount of Funding Available £12,500 £7,000 £9,000 £9,000


Specific areas where funding is implemented include:

  • transition visits by two senior members of staff to all primary schools and students during the Summer Term;
  • individual tuition;
  • intensive small-group tuition;
  • high ratio of teachers to students in small English and Mathematics classes in Year 7;
  • external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources.

Impact on targeted students attainment in 2015-16:

In English there were nine students targeted:

  • five of these students achieved within the expected range by the end of Year 7;
  • one student left in May 2016;
  • of the three students who did not achieve the expected level, one began the year at below level 3, has English as an additional language and made good progress ending just below expected level. Another student has a statement of special educational need and made good progress with his reading comprehension and the other student achieved his target which was just below the expected level.

In Mathematics 15 students were targeted:

  • nine of these students achieved within the expected level by the end of Year 7;
  • one of the students left in May 2016;
  • five students achieved progress but not the expected level for the year group.

Attainment was measured though teacher assessment of their levels.

Students identified as needing further support will have access to a range of support in Year 8 (see provision map through the AEN & SEND website page).

Incoming Year 7 students will have access to the range of provision as seen on our website and targeted groups are identified in the Summer Term of Year 6.