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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2019-2020

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium has been offered by the government as a commitment to provide additional funding to schools. This is aimed at each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard in their Key Stage 2 national tests in reading and/or mathematics (a scaled score of 99 or below). The purpose of this funding is to enable Worthing High to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those students who need it most. This does not mean an individual entitlement to the funding, rather that the school has the discretion to spend this money to ensure that identified students are able to make the necessary progress.

Proposed Expenditure for 2019/20

We have currently identified 59 students eligible for the catch up premium in the academic year 2019-20. This is made up from:

Literacy only

14 students

Numeracy only

13 students

Both Literacy and Numeracy

32 students

The grant allocation for 19/20 is £21,000. The funding will be spent in a variety of ways to help support the students make progress with their English and maths.

Interventions include:

  • Small group interventions for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Reading, phonic and handwriting sessions
  • Sound Training
  • Literacy and maths transition co-ordinator roles
  • Resources for interventions

Impact of spending for 2018-19

The allocation £23,361 was used to support 67 students needing literacy catch up and 52 needing Maths catch up. Interventions followed the same pattern in place as 2017-18  with a major focus on literacy interventions in Inclusion and the use of the Accelerated Reader programme in the Library Resource Centre.

The impact so far on these students’ attainment in English and Maths is as follows:




% now on target to achieve expected progress or above



% now on target to achieve above expected progress