Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Year 7 catch-up premium is additional to the main school funding and is targeted for each student in Year 7 who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Mathematics at Key Stage 2.  

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium – 2016-17 Outcomes

For the financial year 2016/17 the school received £11,500 (matched to 2015-16 funding) in catch-up premium funding.  This is designed to support students who have not reached Level 4 in English and/or Maths at Key Stage 2.  The impact of our interventions has been generally successful and will be adapted to increase progress for 2017/18.

At Claydon High School 41 students who were below Level 4 received catch-up premium for either English or Maths or both.


  • 27 students received intervention and additional support. 
  • 93% of students made positive progress. 
  • 26% of students made more than expected progress and exceeded their targets.


  • 30 students received intervention and additional support.
  • 60% of students made positive progress and therefore a number of students will continue with support into Year 8.

English & Maths

  • 17 students received support in both subjects.
  • 82% made progress in both subjects.
  • 94% made progress in English.
  • 82% made progress in Maths.
  • In addition all Year 7s undertook ‘numeracy ninjas’. 

Plans for 2017-18

For the current academic year (anticipated funding of £11,500), alongside the interventions of last year, we will also:

  • Increase the focus on Year 7 class support and tuition.
  • Purchase new assessment materials for group intervention sessions.
  • Target the use of LSAs to support ‘catch-up’ students in lessons.
  • Liaise with subject teams to develop common approaches to literacy and numeracy across the curriculum using new look school planner.
  • Raise the profile of lifelong learning skills to “Be the Best for Life”.
  • Change the curriculum structure for Year 7 to allow us to target support.