Year 7 Catch Up Premium Overview

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Overview


The DfE provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All state funded schools receive an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who is eligible for the funding based on their Key Stage 2 levels.

The funding is to enable schools to provide additional support to student who are admitted to Secondary school with a lower starting point.

In addition to the Pupil Premium funding, the school also received £7,500 in 2018-19 to support the literacy and numeracy of students who did not achieve the expected standard (Level 4) in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.  Which is every pupil in the school.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2019-20 

The money provided to the school for the support of Catch Up Premium students was spent in the following ways:

Additional staffing hours in English & mathematics to support small group and 1:1 intervention work

(Specialist intervention workers). Time split between Catch Up Premium and Pupil Premium

Reading Programme

Catch up Literacy Program


Year 7 Catch up Premium Overview

All year 7 students undergo testing of Reading Age and comprehension age in year 7 to get a better understanding of their functioning literacy skills. Once this has been undertaken  we use the Catch Up® Literacy is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find reading difficult. It enables struggling readers to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing readers. Catch Up® Literacy uses a book-based approach to support learners in their reading of a book so they activate both dimensions of reading – word recognition processes (including phonics) and language comprehension processes. It is suitable for all struggling readers whose Reading Age is significantly below their Chronological Age and is designed for use with struggling readers aged 6-14, rather than beginner readers.


Year 7 Catch Up Premium Expenditure 2020-21

For this period of time, the scheme ends and there is no more additional income.