Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

For the financial year 2018-19 Outwood Academy Adwick will identify students for catch up funding based on their KS2 SATS of September 2018 intake. The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for these pupils, £500 (maximum). In 2018 to 2019 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2018 census. The aim of this funding is to:

  • To increase social mobility
  • To ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to thrive and be successful
  • To reduce attainment gap between highest and lowest achieving students nationally

In September 2018 we admitted 80 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in English and 84 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in maths. Of these, 60 students had a score of 100 in both.

During the academic year all students will tailored support based upon their individuals needs.

2018-19 Catch-up Interventions (Plans for 2018-2019)


Catch-up Strategy Review

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Strategy will be reviewed in September 2019.

In 2017-2018 financial year Outwood Academy Adwick received £33,500 catch up. We identified a total of 61 who did not achieve the expected scaled score of 100 in literacy or numeracy.

In 2017-2018, the funding received was used towards Accelerated Reader Books, Lexia, Lucid, and a proportion of teaching assistant salaries to support students.

Literacy – Of these, 47(78%) made expected or better progress and 23(34%) students achieved level 4 or above in English.

Numeracy – Of these, 50(82%) made expected or better progress and 24(39%) students achieved level 4 or above in Mathematics

In the 2016-2017 financial year, 61 pupils were identified as eligible and this resulted in funding of £30,500. This funding was used towards Lucid, Accelerated Reader books, Ruth Miskin Fresh Start programme and students also receive lessons in English and/or maths with TUTE, an online interactive learning programme.

There has been the allocation of Deeps role to oversee the interventions and deployment of catch up funding. This individual reports directly to the Vice Principal Deep Support. Collaboration and monitoring also occurs with heads of department for English and maths.