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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Y7 Catch- Up Funding

‘Catch up’ funding consists of an additional payment to schools to provide extra support in literacy and numeracy for students who join the school in year 7, who did not meet expected standards (NS) at key stage 2.


Allocation of funds

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Y7 cohort: 214 204 194
£9, 304 £8, 869 £8, 434



Use of funding (2017-18)

In 2017-18 funding was used to:

  • Teaching assistants to support in lessons
  • Remunerating maths staff to lead numeracy catch up sessions during tutor time
  • Lexia reading programme
  • Use of ‘safe space’


Summary of impact

In 2017-18 the number of students who benefitted from additional funding were as follows:

  No. pupils

Catch up funding: Literacy



Catch up funding: Numeracy



Catch up funding any: either one or the other




Overall progress in suite of 8 subjects

  Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
All catch-up      
Non-catch up      


Intended spend (2018-19)

  • Recruitment of Lead Practitioners in maths to lead a programme of numeracy support such as weekly numeracy catch up sessions during tutor time.
  • Purchase of revision guides and workbooks.
  • Purchase of individual site licences for maths websites such as MyMaths and Mathswatch.
  • Key member of staff in English department to lead y7 Catch Up programme including additional sessions for small groups of key pupils on a lunchtime
  • Lexia reading programme – morning sessions led by teaching assistant
  • Use of ‘safe space’ every morning, break and lunchtime for pupils who benefit from a quiet place to work, to organise, seek advice and guidance
  • Purchase of ‘reader pens’ for pupils who failed to meet expected standards in reading
  • English/Maths ‘drop down’ days for y7 pupils