Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

1 How much Year 7 catch-up premium did you receive for this academic year 2019-2020?

For 2019-2020, St George's funding is projected to be £8,232

2 How do you intend to spend the funding?

  • Investment in staffing to allow for smaller sets for lower ability students.
  • Development of the new Accelerated reader programme
  • Individual pupil assessment in Year 7 for literacy
  • Catch up reading and numeracy programme
  • Reading club
  • Homework club
  • Small group intervention
  • Assessment to measure progress and the impact of funding. In September, pupils in Yr 7 are tested using Star Reader. This then happens again in the following March to measure the impact.

3 How did you spend your year 7 catch-up premium last academic year?
For 2018-2019, St George received £8,232 for supporting students with low prior attainment at Key Stage 2. The funding was spent as above and we are building on it this year.


4 How did it make a difference to the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding?

The attainment for 2018-2019 is shown below:

  • The average reading age improvement of the students receiving catch-up literacy intervention between October and March was 20.2 months
  • The average number age improvement of students receiving catch-up numeracy intervention between October and May was 14 months
  • The average reading age improvement of the students following a block of speech and language intervention was 8 months
  • The average reading age improvement of the participants of a guided reading intervention between October and March was 23.3 months