Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant

The Department for Education has allocated a small sum of money (£3600) expected for 2019-20) to support those students in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected levels in reading, writing and / or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

These funds are used to support a range of interventions including:

  • literacy intervention programmes e.g. Lexia
  • handwriting intervention 
  • additional intervention support for literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum
  • small group intervention
  • reading mentors
  • homework club
  • greater personalisation, monitoring and emotional support for key individuals
  • additional in lesson support and interventions

2019/20 Funding

In 2019/20, we will continue to use the ‘catch up’ grant as described above, with personalised intervention plans in place, alongside continuation of high quality teaching in lessons. In 2019-20 the catch up grant is being used to specifically support:


  • 18 students in reading


  • 14 students in writing


  • 6 students in maths

2018/19 Funding

As a result of the planned support and intervention in place in 2018/19 significant progress was made by those students who did not reach the expected standard at the end of Year 6.


  • 16 / 26 students achieved the expected standard by the end of Y7


  • 6 / 11 students achieved the expected standard in writing by the end of Y7


  • 6 / 10 students achieved the expected standard in maths by the end of Y7

Updated: September 2019