Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Funding for 2015/16 and 2016/17

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved National Curriculum Level 4 in Reading and/or Maths at Key Stage 2. 


Schools will receive an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved at least Level 4 in Reading and/or Maths. 


The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school. 

How the school plans to spend the current academic year’s allocation:

  • In 2015/16, South Wigston High School had 41 students in Year 7 who were eligible to receive the Year 7 catch-up premium. Literacy and/or numeracy intervention was provided through 1:1 tutoring, Corrective Reading, Inference Training, Maths Catch-Up.
  • SSMs supported in mathematics and literacy lessons ensuring intervention was incorporated into all their learning.
  • All students had access to their Successbuilder Mentor at least 4 times a year.
  • Parents/carers were invited in throughout the year to be informed about strategies they could help their child with at home.

How the school spent the previous academic year’s allocation:

  • In 2015/16, South Wigston High School had 41 students in Year 7 who were eligible to receive the Year 7 catch-up premium. Literacy and/or numeracy intervention was provided through 1:1 tutoring, Corrective Reading, Inference Training, Maths Catch-Up.
  • SSMs supported in mathematics and literacy lessons ensuring intervention was incorporated into all their learning.
  • All students had access to their Successbuilder Mentor at least 4 times a year.
  • Parents/carers were invited in throughout the year to be informed about strategies they could help their child with at home.

How the school assessed the impact on attainment:

  • Staff closely monitored these students to see if further intervention was needed at different stages within the year.
  • Data was tracked via the school’s data tracking systems to ensure progress was being met.

What impact the expenditure had on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school for whom the year 7 catch-up premium funding was allocated in 2015/16:

  • 71.4% of students met expected attainment level in maths.
  • 57% of students met expected attainment level in English.