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High School

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Year 7 Catch up

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding for Literacy and Numeracy 2019/20

What is catch-up funding, and who is it for?

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up funding was introduced by the government in 2013 to support Year 7 pupils who achieved level 3 or below in reading and/or Mathematics at the end of key stage 2. The funding is used exclusively to help those students attain at least expected levels in reading and maths by the end of Year 7. It is a well-researched and documented fact that pupils who do not have a good command of basic literacy and numeracy skills and concepts achieve less well than their peers. It is to address this disadvantage that literacy and numeracy funding has been, and continues to be used to fund a range of initiatives in Year 7.

How much catch-up funding did school receive in 2019/20, and how was it spent?

In 2019/20 the school received £9,500 in catch-up funding and this was spent to help support the following activities:

  • Summer School with English and Maths lessons run by trained teachers
  • Providing targeted reading and maths interventions’
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring in Maths and Reading 
  • Providing additional teaching time and support through our qualified teachers.
  • Giving our Year 7 students access to and support for our Reading Room
  • Materials for the above

What was the impact on eligible pupils?

The attainment of students who enter Year 7 significantly below expectation in reading or Maths was  measured at every assessment point, that is, in December and June.  

How much catch-up funding did the school receive in 2018/19, and how was it used?

During the academic year 2018/19 the school received catch-up funding of £7,752.