The catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard (a scaled score of 100) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Using various interventions, we as a school focus on giving these students the opportunity to ‘catch-up’ to their peers in their first year at secondary school. Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting the students’ progress. In 2018/19, we received £24,705.

In 2019/20 we have identified the catch-up premium cohort and, using the Question Level Analysis (QLA) of the Key Stage 2 SATs papers, pinpointed the key areas with which these students may need additional support. In addition to this, the English and maths departments have outlined other interventions in the 2019/20 Report.