What is Catch-Up Premium?
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government and is allocated to students who failed to achieve at least a National Curriculum Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2 in either Mathematics or English reading.
Schools are free to spend the Catch-Up Premium as they see fit within specific parameters.
Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy received £7 000 for the year 2015-2016
Use of the Catch Up Premium
The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy was used to pay for a range of student support activities and interventions. In the year 2015-2016 these included extra numeracy and literacy provision in the way of extra classes delivered by staff to small groups of students.
Individual support interventions also took place including dyslexia programmes and interventions during lunchtimes and afternoon registration.
Specialist resources were purchased for the students. These included items such as handwriting support booklets and coloured reading rulers.
Evaluation Of Catch Up Premium 2015/16
Progress in English of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2015-2016
On entry, six students joined us in September 2015 with a Key Stage 2 reading level below level 4.
Of the six, two students had an end of year target of the intermediate pathway and they all achieved this.
The other four had the foundation pathway as their target and similarly, all achieved this.
Progress in Mathematics of Year 7 Catch Up Premium Students in 2015-2016
On entry, ten students joined us in September 2015 with a Key Stage 2 mathematics level below level 4.
Of the ten, nine students had challenging end of year targets of the intermediate pathway. Three managed to achieve this, but the remaining six did meet the threshold of achieving the foundation pathway, two achieving the foundation plus pathway.
The other one student had the foundation pathway as their target and she achieved this.