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 mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.
In 2015-16 the Year 7 catch-up premium allocation was based on £500 for each student who did not achieve a Level 4 in reading and/or mathematics. Following the introduction of the new Key Stage 2 assessments in 2016-17, the Department for Education made significant changes to the funding agreements and further information can be found HERE
Despite the changes to the funding agreements, the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium must still be used to support students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. From 2016 onwards it was decided that a scaled score of 100 in each of the Key Stage 2 tests will always represent the expected standard and further information can be found HERE
At The Morley Academy we use this funding to provide targeted, and highly personalised, intervention to ensure that rapid and sustained rates of progress are facilitated in these two very important areas.