Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 catch-up premium is money allocated by the government in respect of each student who was at a maintained school in year 6 who had not attained level 4 in reading and/or mathematics. There is a maximum allocation of £500 per student, which means that in 2016/17, Trafalgar School received £23,000.

The premium is used by Trafalgar School to give students valuable strategies which will help them make progress.


Allocation of Year 7 catch-up premium

  • The English and maths departments each have a full time Lead Teaching Assistant who will work within class and in small groups to provide extra intervention and support in literacy and numeracy for Year 7 catch-up group, (Cost £45,000)
  • Students with very specific literacy needs will be removed from MFL lessons for intensive support from the SENCO and members of the learning support team (Cost £9000)
  • After school tuition and a homework club with teaching staff and members of the support team to improve literacy and numeracy skills
  • Focused intervention and in-class support for literacy and numeracy using trained Teaching Assistants.

Monitoring the Impact of Year 7 catch-up premium

  • Development of new data collection system allows SLT to track progress much more clearly so that other interventions can be put in place as quickly as needed
  • Department leaders are required to track and report on the progress of low attaining students at half-termly progress meetings