Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Stoke Park receives the catch up premium for students who did not reach Level 4 in either Maths, Reading or both at the end of Key Stage 2.

Allocation for the year 2015-2016

A total of forty-one Year 7 students had not achieved at least Level 4 in Reading and/or Maths when they finished primary school.

Stoke Park received £20,500.

This funding enabled us to support these students in the following ways:

  • Small group literacy tuition, focusing upon identified areas of need (reading, spelling, writing)
  • Small group teaching for Maths
  • Additional classroom support by Associate teachers in English and Maths lessons
  • Intensive small group and individual tuition for literacy
  • Introduction of ‘Numeracy Ninja’ scheme

Impact of the Catch Up Premium 2015-2016

By the end of year 7

  • 22 of these students were working at Level 4 or above in English
  • 17 of these students were working at Level 4 or above in Maths

Allocation for the year 2016-2017

In 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.

This funding contributes to our support for learners through

  • Smaller class sizes in Maths and English for eligible students
  • Introduction of new schemes of learning and resources for low prior attaining students in Maths
  • Additional classroom support by Associate teacher in Maths
  • After-school intervention sessions in English and Maths
  • Making different reading texts available in English
  • Reading intervention through the introduction of the Accelerated Reader programme.