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Catch Up Premium

Literacy and numeracy Catch Up Premium

What is Year 7 Catch Up funding?

Literacy and numeracy catch up funding is awarded to schools for those students not reaching the national average scaled score of 100 in either reading or maths at Key Stage 2. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort. Hele’s School is determined to support students to ensure that core skills are developed. This is to embed success in English and Maths, but also so that students can be successful across a diverse and rich range of subjects with a core literacy and numeracy base.

What does a school need to do?

A school needs to:

  1. Identify students that qualify;

  2. Allocate appropriate strategies to help those students; and

  3. Show accountability by publishing the impact of the intervention work on the students.


Identifying students

Students are typically identified as needing additional help from Key Stage 2 SATs.  Students can stay on the Catch Up programme until assessment data and teachers believe the students have made sufficient progress to be in line with their peers.


How is the premium spent?

The funding can be used to pay for:

  • Individual tuition
  • Small-group tuition
  • External services and materials


All schools must publish on their website details on how the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up premium was spent and its impact.  These details must include:

  • The amount of funding for the current academic year
  • Details of how the allocated money will be spent
  • Details of how the previous year’s allocation was spent
  • How last year’s allocation made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefit from the funding