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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:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Number of Students 18 18 35 35
Amount of Funding Available £9,000 £9,000 £10,335 £10,335


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;
  • 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 2017-18:

In English there were 28 students targeted:

  • 15 of these students made progress in English by the end of Year 7.

Progress measured through the KS3 learning ladder.

In Mathematics 23 students were targeted:

  • 2 students moved up a group at the start of Year 8.
  • All students made progress in at least 1 out of 4 of the Mathematical areas assessed: Numbers, Geometry, Algebra, Data.
  • 17 students made progress in at least 2 out of the 4 Mathematical areas assessed.
  • 10 students made progress in at least 3 out of the 4 Mathematical areas assessed.
  • 1 student made progress in all 4 of the Mathematical areas assessed.

Attainment and progress was measured though teacher assessment.

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.