Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Catch Up Fund Review 2018/19

Allocation and Budget



Catch up funding is used in school to raise the achievement of year 7 students who achieved a scaled score of less than 100 by the end of Key Stage 2. This fund is used to bridge the progress gap during year 7.

The Catch Up fund allocation for 2019/20 will be provided at the start of the next financial year in April 2020. Dormston School has identified the students in year 7 with the lowest Key Stage 2 scale scores. These students will be monitored during each assessment cycle and, where necessary, supported to make expected and better than expected progress in literacy and numeracy as identified in this statement.



School Priorities 2018/19

Success measures 2018/19

  • Secure better than expected progress for all students


  • Narrow the achievement gap at both key stages in respect of pupil premium, SEN and HA learners.


  • We are committed to raising achievement, removing barriers to learning and closing the achievement gap for all students.


  • To reduce the attendance gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students
  • Reduce the numbers of exclusions
  • Reduce the progress gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students.
  • Reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students.

Catch up Fund allocation 2018-2019






Student Analysis and Monitoring


Every term, all students are assessed and their data is analysed to identify underachievement.  This is used to drive curriculum interventions and wider school support as necessary.


Student progress is monitored for all key demographics within school.  This includes disadvantaged cohorts in each year group.


Heads of House to monitor the attendance and punctuality of students in their year group who are eligible for catch up funding. Interventions to raise levels of student attendance and punctuality include communication with families, home visits and other events which help families develop and strengthen relationship with school.


Strategies and Interventions 2019-2020 – £22,535



Interventions Booster Programme

Catch up booster programme to take place in the Autumn and Spring Term to specifically support numeracy to ensure progress.


Reading after school club

Targeted after school reading group to promote engagement with literacy and develop reading ability.

£1 000

Targeted Curriculum intervention / Staff training for this

Where possible, year 7 students identified as low ability will be placed onto our Fresh Start programme which will promote improved reading and writing or a bespoke literacy /numeracy intervention.

£5 000

Fortnightly Reading Classes and withdrawal group

Class reading to take place fortnightly for all year 7 classes. Targeted groups will be withdrawn by an English specialist to support engagement within reading and improve comprehension levels. These session are 60 minutes.


Total Spend








Review of support – Literacy /Numeracy (57 Students Eligible)

Support Type

Number of students

Fresh Start – Reading and spelling programme




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