Y7 Catch up Fund

Y7 Catch-up Premium Summary

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding.

The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school.
Our focus is on high impact strategies that will bring about quick and sustainable improvements in literacy and numeracy for identified students.

Allocation for Financial Year 2017-18

A total of £15,308 has been awarded to support identified Year 7 catch up students.

For the 17-18 financial year, Outwood Academy Foxhills will identify Y7 Catch-up students from the KS2 SATS of the September 2017 intake.

In 16-17 financial year, Outwood Academy Foxhills received £12,000 Y7 Catch-up premium. We identified a total of 72 Y7 students (academic year 16-17) who did not achieve the expected scaled score of 100 in either reading or maths.

In 16-17 financial year, this funding was used towards Accelerated Reader books, VMG Y7 Maths, Extra Literacy, Extra Numeracy, Mathletics and a proportion of both the Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Assistant’s salaries.

In 15-16 financial year, Outwood Academy Foxhills received £13,500 Y7 Catch-up premium funding. We identified a total of 23 Y7 students (academic year 15-16) who did not achieve a L4 in either Reading or maths.

In 15-16 financial year, this funding was used towards Accelerated Reading books, a proportion of Literacy and Numeracy Teaching Assistant’s salaries, and additional maths and literacy resources. A proportion of this funding was used towards a tailored intervention package through 1:1 support from both our PLC and Bridge Manager.

The impact and means of assessment for both the 16-17 and 15-16 financial years are detailed below in the full report.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:

  • have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years
  • have been in care for more than six months
  • have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges

Outwood Academy Foxhills received £213,180 for the academic year 2017-2018.

At Outwood Academy Foxhills we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years; all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We are proud that we have ‘narrowed the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfilled one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.

Below is a list of strategies that we use to support students.. The intervention strategies exceed by far the total amount we receive for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies:

2017/18 Pupil Premium expenditure

The table below details the interventions and support available for pupil premium students in 2017-18. For details on the impact of these interventions and strategies, please see the Pupil Premium 2017-18 Strategy available on the website.

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