Y7 Catch up Premium

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 2015-2016


The Catch-up Premium was formally launched in March 2013 as part of the government’s commitment to providing extra funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2.
At SPWT students are identified on the basis of their KS2 levels on entry together with our transition work with primary schools.
The aim of all Y7 intervention work is to raise levels of attainment in mathematics and English.
In 2015-16, 29 pupils were eligible for the Catch-up Premium grant therefore £14,500 was allocated for Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up and intervention work.

The extra funding was spent on:

  • Daily intensive small group tuition sessions, with a focus on English and Mathematics, were undertaken by specialist LSA’s and Academic Coaches. All tuition leaders underwent relevant training.
  • Purchasing additional resources for students in mathematics to match the current working levels of the students including ‘Back to Basics”
  • Purchasing additional resources to support the learning of literacy
  • Creating an additional tutor group 8SS in summer term 2 which benefited from intensive English and Mathematics support sessions. The sessions took place during tutor time and after school. Again this was staffed by specialist academic coaches.

Impact of Y7 Catch-up Funding
The impact was evaluated using the school’s data, and assessment tracking system where progress was measured using national curriculum levels, and sub-levels.
73% of students made progress overall in English and 68% of students made progress overall in mathematics.
Additional interventions are planned for these students in year 8 to continue to help accelerate progress. For those learners have not yet progressed additional screening and alternative interventions are planned.


Detailed report available on request.