Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up premium

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Funding 2018-2019 in English and Maths

Year 7 English and Maths Catch up Premium

Background information

The English and Maths catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who need additional support.  All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.

Allocations for 2018 to 2019

  • Year 7 catch-up premium funding is allocated to the local authority and they then pass it onto schools. A year 7 pupil (or year group X and aged 11) recorded on the October 2018 school census will have this funding in the school at that time.

How year 7 English and Maths catch-up premium should be used.

The individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium should be assessed to decide the best way to use the funding. For example, funding could be used to pay for:

  • individual tuition
  • intensive small-group tuition
  • external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources
  • summer schools that help students catch up over a short period of time

    How Kemball used their Year 7 Funding 2018-19

    Booster sessions were delivered throughout the summer term and additional resources to support pupils’ individual targeted areas.  Each class teacher base-lined their year 7 pupil at the start of the summer term and devised a personalised booster programme that would support their individual areas of need.  The school received £6125 and this was divided between the 14 pupils that were on role at the time, all pupils benefited from the sessions.


    The percentage of the Year 7 pupils hitting or exceeding their end of year targets is as follows:

    Spoken Language - 100%

    Reading - 100%

    Writing - 85%

    Number - 92%

    Measure and Geometry - 100%

    Statistics and probability - 100%

  • Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding 2019-20

Due to Covid-19 and the lockdown period, end of year results have been unable to be collated.  Booster sessions were traditionally held in in the Spring and Summer term and these were disrupted by the pandemic.  Catch up premium will be used in the Autumn term 2020 to assist in funding additional TA's to support the pupils who should have benefited from this initiative.