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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2019/2020

In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each Year 7 student who had not achieved the expected standard in mathematics; English reading; and English punctuation, spelling and grammar at Key Stage 2. The information on this page shows how we used this funding in the last academic year, the impact that it has made, and what we plan to do this year.

Key priorities:

Our core aim is to accelerate the progress of the students who finished KS2 having not met national expectations.

Some of the funding is utilised to ensure we attract the highest quality maths and English teachers.

We also employ early intervention literacy and numeracy strategies to try to help students ‘catch-up’ with national expectations

2019/2020 Cohort Details:

We identified 64 students in the 2019/2020 cohort are eligible for the funding and intervention:

  • 29 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in Maths only

  • 35 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in English reading only

  • 16 students who did not meet expected standards by the end of KS2 in both

A key strategy is our ‘Study Support’ Groups who are withdrawn in small numbers by specially trained TAs who provide literacy and numeracy catch up work, as required, during form time and non-core lessons on a rotation.

We have made the decision to prioritise this extra literacy and numeracy intervention as we know it will be the key to future success in all other subjects.

Key Strategies to Accelerate Progress 2019/2020:


Impact 2019/2020:

  • 93% of students eligible for the funding were making expected or better progress in their literacy by the end of year 7.

  • 60% of students eligible for the funding were making expected or better progress in their numeracy by the end of year 7

  • School closures meant that a lot of the support year that 7 students would have been given in maths was done remotely and did not have the impact we expect and would have seen had we been in school.

  • Support for these students in year 8 and also an evaluation of the efficacy of actions for this year's year 7 students will take place in the Autumn term.

Adjustments for 2020 - 2021:

  • Targeted support for students below expected from teachers using Mathswatch Software

  • Utilise investment made in Mathletics Software to further support these learners.