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Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least National Curriculum level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). 

The funding is provided for an academic year.

Schools should assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding.

Catch-up Premium Allocations:   

Academic Year








Use of the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

Our school provides a personalised learning programme for all students to help them achieve their maximum potential and this includes literacy and numeracy. 

To do this we enrich the curriculum with additional activities, provide a wide variety of opportunities for development and purchase resources and expertise to meet our students’ needs.  We believe that the development of a wide range of skills and abilities impacts on the ability of our students to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.  To this end we have purchased additional computers and software and re-fitted the library to create an enhanced learning space.  We have also funded the development of sensory modulation approaches.  This has included the use of a sensory integration consultant and purchase of a wide range of sensory circuit resources. We also focus on a strong Transition process from Year 6 to 7 to support consistent approaches and minimise loss of momentum of learning.

How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding (2016-17)

The school develops ways to measure the impact of this provision on attainment in many areas, including literacy and numeracy.  We are able to evidence the impact through the students’ Individual Learning Plans, Progress Files, Annual Reviews and P Level progress.

12 students were available for funding last year. Of these 12 students, 25% (3/12) made above expected progress in English during the year, while 8% (1/12) made below expected progress, similar figures to the rest of the school.

In maths, 17% (2/12) made above expected progress during the year, while 8% (1/12) made below expected progress, once again this is in line with progress elsewhere in school.