Year 7 Catchup Funding

The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who achieved a standardised score below expectations in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.

Funding for the 2017-2018 academic year will be received in March 2018.

We have identified 35 pupils in year 7 eligible for the catch up premium for the academic year 2017-18. Based on the school receiving £500 per pupil this equates to £17,500.

  • Reading only: 14
  • Maths only: 18
  • Both Reading and Maths: 3
  • Total: 35

Provision to help these pupils catch up includes:

  • Accelerated reader scheme – £4000
  • Extra hour of Maths and English – £3300
  • Specialist provisions for Maths catch up after school – £2700
  • Extra set in year 7 for Maths and English – £7,500



In the academic year 2016-17 we implemented a number of interventions as above but also employed an external company (Pet Xi) to run a highly focused numeracy and literacy catch up week.

In English 22 out of 30 pupils made accelerated progress to catch up to expected score. In Maths 25 out of 34 pupils made accelerated progress to catch up to expected score.

The remaining pupils are again receiving intervention in year 8 to support their progress.

“We are pushed to never just stop at our target grade.”

Year 10 Prefect

“All the staff have helped me learn and achieve my goals.”

Sanah, Year 7

"The school has helped me grow by supporting me in every lesson."

Aliyah, Year 10

"This school focuses a lot on learning together."

Year 10 Pupil