Year 7 Catch-Up Funding
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standards at the end of key stage 2 (KS2 SATs).
The catch up funding is designed to ensure that students who have not achieved their potential at KS2 are not disadvantaged by this and are provided with the opportunity to ensure they have the same equality of opportunity as their peers by the time they leave compulsory education. The wider aims of the catch up funding include:-
- To increase social mobility
- To enable students from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities
- To ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to be successful
- To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally
Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve the expected levels in reading or maths at the end of KS2.
All schools have to report on how this money was spent, as well as the impact of the premium to those pupils who are eligible.