Pupil Premium Year 7 Catch Up

Pupil Premium Year 7 Catch Up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths the end of key stage 2 (KS2)

DFE guidance states the fund should be used to:

  • assess the needs of individual pupils
  • select programmes and approaches to support students to achieve expected outcomes

At The Angmering School the fund principally supports the work of a Specialist Teacher Literacy boost progress in reading writing and spelling for year

Year 7 Catch up grant statement 2015-16

43  students in this year’s Year 7 intake did not achieve Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2 in Reading and/or Maths. The Department for Education (DfE) provides us with an additional £500 for each student to provide them with extra support to ‘catch up’. The total amount received this academic year was £21500

Literacy support

The Specialist Teacher diagnoses individual needs and delivers support to students in small group intervention which is focused on the skill areas below.

Reading for gist and getting the main idea Reading for detail and extracting/ noting information Inference skills and Deduction skills Using contextual clues in reading Basic sentence structure and Punctuation Developing vocabulary and a range of connectives Grammar and use of tenses Developing use of punctuation and sentence/ paragraph structures.


Specific outcomes were:

  • 5% made significant progress in reading and 54% made more progress than their respective peers, over the year, thus closing the attainment gap significantly.

Additionally 80 students were assessed over the year 2015/16 for Access Arrangements and a further 40 assessed for dyslexia, with follow up interviews with parents and students, by the Specialist Teacher Literacy.