Year 7 Catch Up

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy

Catch Up Premium 2017/18

The Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in Reading or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers.

In 2016 - 2017 we received £11,547 in catch up funding. In 2017 to 2018, the DfE will allocate funding to schools on the basis that we receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding as we received in 2016 to 2017. It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of our year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

In 2017-18 we have 31 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths. A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test.

  • 32 additional students <99 for Reading
  • 8 additional students <99 for Maths
  • 22 students scored <99 in both Reading and Maths

How we intend to spend our allocation for 2017/2018: Costs and Rationale

Targeted Support



Targeted, small group or 1:1 tuition delivered by qualified Maths teacher in specialist intervention role.

1 day per week.

To improve the basic numeracy skills.

To use detailed assessment of learning to target and improve student understanding.


Tutor time, small group reading and writing support delivered by specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HTLA) and SENDCO (Dyslexia specialist)

30 minutes per week

To improve literacy levels of pupil through working on vocabulary development, comprehension, readings skills and phonological training


Buddy Reading Scheme – Year 7 students are buddied with a Year 10 student.

30 minutes per week.

To improve the reading age and confidence of students


CAT testing

Specific testing that informs further intervention and support from whole staff in lessons.




In addition Southlands High School is purchasing the accelerated reader programme to support the development of students reading comprehension and to foster a love of reading.

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