Year 7 Catch-Up Premium


Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2016-17 – June 2017 update

 The pupil catch-up premium provides additional funding to schools to support Year 7 pupils who achieved below a threshold level at the end of key stage 2. Historically this was level 3 or below in reading and/or maths but this year is measured as those who have met the expected standard level in English or mathematics.

 Review of 2015/16

In Year 7 2015/16 there were 10 pupils that were level 3 or below in reading and 16 pupils were level 3 or below in maths.

 For the school Year 2015-16 the school received £12,000 of funding for Year 7 catch-up funding. This was spent entirely on intervention tutoring in English and mathematics to support learning in class. The 10 students who received English tuition as part of this programme made, on average, 0.9 of a level of progress or well 2.2 sub levels of progress, ranging from 1-3. The 16 students who received maths intervention made, on average 0.44 of a level of progress or 1.75 sub levels of progress, ranging from 0-2.

Interim review of progress in 2016-17

Having reviewed the progress of students through the year, the school has adjusted to meet the needs of students who have undertaken the new KS2 assessments. The school has identified 61 students whose primary entry scores were below 100 on the standardised scale that have required additional monitoring and support during the academic year. This represents a significantly larger group than were identified in 2015/16 whilst the funding level has been retained at last year’s allocation. The graph below shows both the distance from highly aspirational targets at key points in the academic year and the progress made by all students across the year to date (final data for the end of the academic year will be presented in September 2017 once collated).


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2017/18 Strategy

The school anticipates receiving £12,000 as year 7 catch up funding in 2017/ 18. Having reviewed the progress of students in 2016/17 and assuming similar numbers of students requiring support, starting in September 2017, the school anticipates the following expenditure:






Small group tuition (contribution towards overall cost) – may include cover costs for specialist staff running key identified sessions

Develop skills and confidence in the targeted areas.


Support from a Speech and Language specialist

(contribution towards overall cost)

Develop attendance / wellbeing. Improve mind-set and emotional wellbeing.


Morning Reading Rooms in LS2

(contribution towards overall cost)

To support LPA students in two ways:

  1. by use of ‘guided reading’ activities with academic/peer supporters (Year 10/11)
  2. Through 1:1 reading support using a structured reading and comprehension scheme that targets a range of text types with an LSA and where their reading age is tested every half term to monitor and demonstrate the progress being made.


Lunchtime Reading rooms

(contribution to staffing costs)

To provide a quiet and comfortable peer reading space to encourage a love of reading as a midday morale boost.


Staff Teaching and Learning sessions

(contribution to overall costs)

Training on strategies to support effective feedback and challenge for students – key areas to address with LPA students




Communication and preparation of materials


TLR for staff allocated to literacy and numeracy

(contribution towards)

Coordination, mentoring, monitoring, review and evaluation


Contingency for the development of existing or new projects

To allow the flexibility to respond to changing needs and new opportunities over the course of the academic year


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