Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 2019-20

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2. Using various interventions, we as a school focus on giving these students the opportunity to ‘catch up’ to their peers in their first year at secondary school. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress.

  • Our funding allocation for the current academic year is £2,630
  • We intend to spend our allocation as follows:





Individualised teaching in a nurture group which receives two more periods of English per week




Use the question level analysis function (QLA) in the Analyse School Performance (ASP) service, to identify specific areas to focus on with new year 7s who haven’t reached the expected standard in key stage 2 tests.

Invite children to drop in sessions at lunchtime to fill gaps in knowledge



The starter programme in every maths lesson addresses gaps in knowledge.


Small group sizes

Monitoring of group progress by Senior  Leader with updates given to Heads of department

Quality teaching which is aware of gaps in prior knowledge


  • We spent our previous year’s allocation (£2,581) on the same interventions outlined above
  • Last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefited from the funding by:

Of last year’s cohort (now year 8), in English only 7 out of the 18 did not make progress during the year, and of these, only 3 are judged to be still at risk due to low progress coupled with low attainment. In Maths, 4 out of the 18 did not make progress, and three of those are judged to still be at risk.