Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Catch-up funding 2017/18    Amount received £8496



  • Personalised learning sessions started in September 2017 for those pupils who did not achieve 100 in their SATs.  These focused on reading, SPAG and in particular the spelling element for some pupils.
  • Revision books were purchased for reference in sessions and for home (and/or homework club).
  • Intervention took place for a number of pupils outside of their English lessons - for example ‘Read Write Inc’.
  • There has been TA support for pupils in lessons.
  • LAC - writing targets were set in September by the English teachers.  These are then focused on in all written subjects and monitored closely by the Literacy Across the Curriculum Lead.  Pupils have to demonstrate consistently that they have met their target before they are set a new one.
  • A variety of events have been funded for PP pupils to support their learning, such as Anthony Glenn’s visit to perform Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • KS 3 Drama is performing ‘Honk’. PP pupils have had their scripts bought for them and support is given to help SEN pupils with the learning/reading of their lines.


All of the above have allowed the pupils who did not achieve the expected standard at KS2 to close the gap in year 7 and continue to make progress in year 8.




  • Targeted sets in Year 7. Bottom two groups smaller to allow focus to close the gap. The first term for the pupils that did not meet the Expected Standard focused on a KS2 revision programme including revision books and additional time spent on Maths.
  • Personalised Learning - pupils that did not meet Expected Standard at KS2 had additional Maths sessions and a follow up PL session on IXL
  • These two groups had 1 lesson per week in the ICT suite on IXL focusing on individualised topics
  • Additional resources such as revision guides were purchased and used during lessons and for homework


The impact for this group can be seen in the GL data with over a 10 point Standardised Age Score average progress improvement. A similar initiative has been rolled out in year 8.