Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Strategy 2017-18

Funding received £22, 500


In 2016 – 2017 the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provided schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The school received £23,958 catch-up premium for the academic year 2016 – 17.

The year 7 catch-up premium allocations for 2017 to 2018 have been allocated to schools using a new approach to the allocation calculation.

In 2017 to 2018 funding to schools has been allocated on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2016 to 2017, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2016 and the October 2017 school censuses as follows:

(the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2016 school census) divided by (the number of year 7 pupils recorded on the October 2016 school census) multiplied by the 2015 to 2016 allocation.

Based on this the schoom will receive £22,500 catch-up premium for the academic year 2017 – 18.

Catch-up premium has been used in the following ways to support students who did not reach the expected standard at key stage 2.




  • All year 7 students receive a timetabled lesson for the Accelerated Reading (AR) programme in the school library every week. This is monitiored closely by the school librarian and there is an associated reward system to motivate and engage.
  • The SEN intervention teacher(a primary trained teacher) is timetabled to teach the set 4 sets in English
  • The SEN intervention teacher will work with targeted students to improve their reading skills



  • The 1 to 1 teacher will work with year 7 students and support 1 to 1 in class


Literacy and Numeracy

  • The assignment of additional adults to classes with students benefitting from the catch up premium in both English and Maths
  • The assignment of teachers who are under allocation to support targeted students in English and Maths and offer 1:1 intervention


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium– Measuring Impact

The measures used to show the impact of the catch-up premium included:

Ongoing assessment during literacy and numeracy sessions

Work sampling

Data reported by staff during termly progress checks

  • Attendance at sessions
  • Movement up the AR levels
  • Improved acquisition of the skills and knowledge that students will need to master in order to be successful at GCSE