Catch-up Premium

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
2012-2013 £15,500
2013-2014 £15,000
2014-2015 £22,500
2015-2016 £14,443
2016-2017 £14,443
2017-2018 £14,832
2018-2019 £15,000
2019-2020 £15,000 (indicative amount)


This grant has existed for six years and we have used it in a number of ways, including: 

  • The employment of specialist in English and Maths to support catch-up students during their lesson time;
  • Use of question-level analysis in reading and/or Maths to identify key strands where students have under-achieved;
  • Purchasing of additional literacy and numeracy resources to support learners;
  • Additional literacy and numeracy and activities in the summer term such as a Literacy Bonanza, Think-a-Link and Maths Challenge to consolidate the functional use of literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Additional individual or small group sessions in literacy and numeracy, involving withdrawal from other subjects

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 the current one can be found below.