Catch up funding

Secondary schools receive an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve level 4 or better at Key Stage 2 in reading or Maths.

For the Academic Year 2014-15 our Academy Census registered that there were 33 students who were eligible for Catch-up funding. For these students the Academy received £16,500.

High expectations

The Academy has high expectations for its students and the Catch-up funding enabled us to target the these Year 7 students with the following interventions in literacy and numeracy to allow improved access to the secondary curriculum:

  • Improvement in speech and language skills
  • Improvement in reading age scores, especially for students whose reading age is two years or more below their actual age
  • Improvement in vocabulary skills
  • Improvement in writing skills
  • Raising self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Support for students to close the gap in their progress compared to their peers
  • Support students at risk of exclusion
  • Positive partnership work with parents and carers
  • Using additional staff to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy in Year 7.