Year 7 Catch-up Grant

What is the Year 7 Catch Up Premium?

The Department for Education provides additional funding to secondary schools to support year 7 pupils who didn’t achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

In 2019/20 the Catch Up Premium received by Brookfield School was £11,500.

How the money was used?

The funding was used to:

  • Create an additional class in year 7 for English and Maths on the timetable.
  • To contribute to additional staff and resources for this extra class
  • To fund Numeracy and Literacy Ambassadors, a tutoring program that occurs during tutor time.
  • To contribute towards the cost of the Accelerated Reader Program for year 7, a program aimed to encourage and support wider reading.

What was the impact?

A significant period of learning time was lost in the 2019/20 academic year due to the Covid pandemic and resulting school closure from March 2020.
However, In English amongst those who had started year 7 below expected standards (there were 76 students at NS for Reading)

  • 39% have improved to national standard 4+ (30 students)
  • 22% are now just below national standards 3+ (17 students)

In Maths amongst those who had started year 7 below expected standards (there were 52 students at NS for Maths):

  • 27% have improved to national standard 4+ (14 students)
  • 38% are now just below national standards 3+ (20 students)

What is the funding for 2020/21?

The Government announced in June 2020 that the Year 7 catch-up premium will no longer be available