Year 7 Catch-Up Grant

Year 7 Catch-Up funding

To read more about this additional funding please click on the link below.

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium: guide for schools – GOV.UK (

For information, funding is based on the number of year 7’s in the school. 

For every pupil in year 7 the school receives £500 per pupil. 

On the 19th June 2020, the DfE announced that it was discontinuing this funding in 20/21 and that it would be part of the National Funding Formula.

What is the funding for?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). The DfE has made available additional funds for improving the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils, known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving maths and English levels at Key Stage 2. An allocation is made for every pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or writing at Key Stage 2 as per the October school census.

All of our year 7 pupils qualify for this funding and as a school we have decided to use the funding to support teaching and learning approaches that we know are effective.

Annual Report to parents/carers on the use of the Year 7 Catch Up Grant

In July 2019 Pitcheroak School ceased recording assessment data on B Squared and adopted SOLAR in September 2019 as our assessment tool for all pupils up to and including year 9.

Please click on any of the documents below to see how the funding has been spent and the impact on attainment of eligible pupils.

(2017-2018) Year 7 Catch up Grant Report

(2016-2017) Year 7 Catch up Grant Report

(2015-2016) Year 7 Catch up Grant Report