Y7 Catch Up Information

Year 7 Catch Up Funding


The DFE (Department for Education) allocates additional funding through the Y7 Catch Up Premium to support literacy and numeracy catch up for Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of KS2.


Allocation of funding 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 we used the new KS2 scaled scores to identify pupils for the allocation of £8058. We identified a group of 16 pupils with an average scaled score below 93.


How we used the funding in 2016-2017

Literacy £4000:

  • IDL programme
  • Successmaker reading programme
  • PIXL phonics
  • Nurture group to develop oracy skills
  • Teaching resources to support dyslexia

Numeracy £4000:

  • IDL programme
  • Additional maths resources
  • Small group LSA withdrawal
  • General LSA support in lessons


How we measured impact:

The impact of Y7 Catch up funding was monitored in line with the school’s assessment cycle and was analysed to measure progress.


Literacy- impact of Catch up funding 2016-2017 English progress grade
Average for group 0.65
Average for year 0.78
Maths- impact of catch up funding 2016-2017 Maths progress grade
Average for group 0.06
Average for year 0.86


The new allocation for 2017-2018 will be awarded in March 2018


How we intend to use the funding:

After analysing the previous year’s impact, we intend to focus on the following:



  • Continue IDL programme
  • Phonics intervention
  • An additional Literacy/Numeracy lesson timetabled



  • Continue IDL programme
  • An additional Numeracy/Literacy lesson timetabled