Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The allocation for the most recent academic year (2017-18) was £23 373. The sum for the current academic year will be confirmed early in 2019.

The funds are spent in a variety of ways: additional targeted literacy teaching for students who need it; contribution to resources for learning; contribution to the salaries of teachers and other staff working with students in receipt of the pupil premium.

Internal school tracking data shows that Year 7 students receiving targeted literacy teaching make rapid gains in their reading age and that students in all groups, including those in receipt of pupil premium, are making good progress towards the challenging targets set for them by the school in both English and Mathematics. The Progress 8 figure for disadvantaged students in 2018 was +0.68 (whole cohort +0.69, well above average). In 2018, 34% of disadvantaged students achieved grade 5 or above in English and mathematics (whole cohort 50%, national average for all students 43%).