The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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 (KS2).
The government has made additional funds available for improving the attainment of our students who fall below the expected standard, this known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving Maths and English (reading) levels from the end of Key Stage 2. An allocation is made based on prior attainment data and schools are directed to make best use of the funding.
This short report summarises how the previous year’s funding was spent and how we intend to spend this year’s funding. Most importantly, it provides information on the outcomes of the spending and the improvements made amongst our pupils