Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2018-01-29T16:26:56+00:00



The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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 (KS2).

The school will only select programmes and approaches that we know are effective. For example:

  • individual tuition
  • intensive small-group tuition
  • external services and materials

The government provides examples of effective approaches and programmes in their summary of research into literacy and numeracy catch-up strategies on the website.  The Education Endowment Foundation also provides evidence-based information on Reading at the Transition.

Catch-up premium allocation for the current academic year:

Year Funding Allocation
2017-2018 £7,000
2016-2017 £6,500
2015-2016 £5,000

The school’s plan for spending this year’s allocation

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up
Premium Funding (Yr 7)


After much consideration the decision has been taken to close the school on Thursday 01st March. A risk assessment has been carried out based on the predicted weather forecast and it has been deemed as unsafe to open for the following reasons; if weather conditions were to worsen throughout the day on Thursday due to transport arrangements learners cannot leave the site early, if weather conditions worsen overnight some of our staff travel long distances and might not be able to commute to work making learner to staff ratios unsafe and Kennel Lane is not a red route road and therefore may not be gritted making it difficult for vehicles to come in and out. In addition to this unlike other schools with a local catchment, our learners come from a very wide geographical area meaning that we have to consider additional weather forecasts which also predict heavy snow. These learners may not be able to return home on transport if the weather worsens during the day. We have made this decision tonight and not in the morning so as to be able to notify the relevant transport companies as some of our learners and staff have long journeys which begin at 7.30am. We hope you understand our decision and We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you.

Jenny Baker (Acting Headteacher) and Peter Floyd (Chair of Governors)

Met Office – 19.20pm - Bracknell