Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Who benefits from the Catch-Up funding?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (Level 4).


How much additional funding is the school entitled to?

During 2015/16 we received £1500 of extra funds.


How did we use the additional funding?

  1.        Training for staff on the Success@Arithmetic programme and then the implementation of the intervention. Success@Arithmetic is an evidence based intervention which is aimed at pupils who are working below expectations.  It develops their understanding, fluency and confidence in written calculation.
  2.        Improve teaching and learning through high quality continuous professional development for all staff with a particular focus on collaborative learning.
  3.        In class support for literacy and numeracy with extra teaching assistant time allocated to support pupils in maths and English.


How did we decide what would be the most effective use of our Catch-Up funding?

We used the following research to determine how we would provide our pupils who are working below age related expectations.

Catch Up Strategies


Uses of Catch-Up funding in 2015/16

In 2015/16 the school received £1,500 and allocated the money as follows:


Funding Allocated

Success@Arithmetic staff training and the implementation of the programme.



Staff CPD  (Foci – effective differentiation, Kagan strategies and collaboration).



Targeted Intervention provision for pupils working below age related expectations during their time in Year 7. (Reading and maths).





Impact of Provision during 2015/16

We have measured the progress of the pupils each half term using teacher assessments, optional SAT papers and specific tests linked to interventions.


In reading, 100% of pupils made more than expected progress within Year 7.



In writing, 100% of pupils made more than expected progress within Year 7.



In maths, 67% of pupils made more than expected progress, and 33% made expected progress.