Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

What is the funding?

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium provides schools with funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

2017-18 Catch up premium £18,037
2018-19 Catch up premium £16,793

How was the Y7 Catch up premium spent last year (2017-18)?

The catch up premium was allocated in the following ways:

  • The employment of intervention tutors to work with students on a 1:1 basis in numeracy and literacy.
  • The use of specialist programmes (Read, write, inc, Spellzone and programmes for dyslexia and dyscalculia)

How did last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding?

Students who needed extra support were identified early by the Intervention team.  Additional support programmes were provided which have proven to be effective with our Year 7 students in previous years. Students were supported in making at least expected progress in reading and Maths.

How will the funding be allocated in this academic year (2018-19)?

The funding will be allocated to support our Y7 students in the following ways:

  • Small group intervention
  • Individual tuition
  • Specialist programmes

We will continue to research approaches to raising attainment and will make use of the tools provided by the Education Endowment Foundation


British Government Announcement of School Closure - FOR SOME STUDENTS ONLY

Dear Parents, following yesterday’s announcement by the British government, all schools will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the government have asked schools to continue to provide a service for those parents who work in critical services such as NHS, police, fire, social care and supermarkets. Although I expect the government will clarify more detail shortly, if you believe this applies to you then please confirm with the school office this morning in the following way; please email Please note that evidence will be required to show your Key Worker status & this can be scanned to the office email address. I appreciate that this is a chaotic time but we need this information TODAY to organise staff for those children who will be in school.