Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

In 2019, those students who entered Regents Park with below level 4 in English and maths made good progress.  The Progress 8 score for this group of students, who received the extra support through the catch up funding, was +0.18.


Strategy for 2019-20

For the current academic year, we have received £14, 835 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up funding.  This is currently being used as follows:

  • Small literacy and numeracy withdrawal groups including 1:1 with focused literacy and numeracy interventions.
  • Reading and spelling tests to assess progress.
  • Maths and English catch-up sessions.
  • Literacy/numeracy interventions through the Learning Support Department.
  • Whole school promotion of literacy and numeracy e.g. World Book Day and Numeracy Ninjas.
  • Additional staff training to ensure best practice in supporting and intervening to make rapid progress in numeracy and literacy.
  • Targeted intervention for those with SEN needs.
  • Screening for Dyslexia for those who are not making expected progress in English.
  • Additional twilight support with homework.
  • Disapplication from MFL to concentrate on reading tasks.


Impact of Funding 2018-19

For the academic year 2018-19, the school received £12,123 for the literacy and numeracy catch-up funding.  We have set up a programme of events which is repeated annually as we found these strategies successful with our students.  The impact of this is that it raises the attainment of students below level 4 in English and Maths to help them achieve the expected secondary school level within a short space of time.