Catch Up Premium

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 Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The expected standard is now defined as a scaled score of 100 or above in these tests (prior to this it was Level 4 or above).

In recent years we have been awarded the following amounts:

Year     Funding Allocated
2016-2017     £17,481
2017-2018     £11,942
2018-2019     £12,980
2019-2020     £11,249
2020-2021     £11,249 (Covid Catch-Up Indicative)


This grant has been used to support students in a number of ways, including: 

  • The employment of specialist in English and maths to support catch-up students during their lesson time;
  • Use of question-level analysis in reading and/or mathematics to identify key strands where students have under-achieved;
  • Purchasing of additional literacy and numeracy resources to support learners;
    • Additional individual or small group sessions in literacy and numeracy, involving withdrawal from other subjects

As a result of these and other interventions, as well as continued excellent teaching and learning, the progress of the Catch-Up students has improved considerably over the course of Year 7 and into Year 8.

For more information regarding the Catch-Up Premium, please see our most recent Catch-Up Premium Report.