Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up premium

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Funding 2018-2008 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%