Catch-up Premium


From 2016-17 onwards, the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The expected standard is now defined as a scaled score of 100 or above in these tests (prior to this it was Level 4 or above).

Since 2012, we have been awarded the following amounts:

Year

Funding Allocated

2012-13

£15,500

2013-14

£15,000

2014-15

£22,500

2015-16

£15,500

 

In 2016-17, the indicative amount is £15,500, although the cohort of students is significantly increased, as outlined in the latest report.

During the five years the grant has existed, we have used it in a number of ways, including:

  • The employment of Core Progress Teachers in English and Maths to support Catch-up Students during their lesson time;
  • Funding of Wave 3 interventions in reading and spelling for identified students;
  • Purchasing of additional literacy and numeracy resources to support learners;
  • Additional Numeracy and Literacy activities in the summer term such as a Literacy Bonanza, Think-a-Link and Maths Challenge to consolidate their functional use of literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Additional sessions in English and Maths, involving the withdrawal from languages, RE and humanities
  • After-school clubs, e.g. Mathletics

As a result of these and other interventions, as well as continued excellent teaching and learning, the progress of the Catch-Up students has improved considerably over the course of Year 7 and into Year 8.

For more information regarding the Catch-Up Premium, please see our most recent Catch-Up Premium Report.  Reports prior to 2015-16 can be found on the left.