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Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium 2018-2019

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 2018/19

We have currently identified 67 students eligible for the catch up premium in the academic year 2018-19. This is made up from:

 Literacy only

 64 students

 Numeracy only

 67 students

 Both Literacy and  Numeracy

 45 students

The allocation of £23,361 is being 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 license and delivery costs
  • Literacy and Numeracy co-ordinator roles
  • Resources for interventions

Impact of spending for 2017-18

The allocation of £20,600 was used to support 41 students needing literacy catch up and 52 needing Maths catch up. Interventions followed the same pattern in place as 2018-19 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