Catch up premium – Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy and numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who achieve significantly below the ‘secondary ready’ score of 100 in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

All state-funded schools with Year 7 pupils receive this funding.

For the academic year 2018-19 Winterton Community Academy’s allocation was £6806.


  • To reduce the attainment gaps between those who have met or exceeded the national expectations and those who have not.
  • To equip all pupils with at least the basic skills and understanding to successfully access the curriculum and achieve their potential, with a focus on the core skills in mathematics or comprehension, sentence structures and language analysis in English.
  • To raise the confidence and self-esteem of the pupils as they are more capable to engage with the curriculum offered.

Intervention Overview

  • Creation of timetabled small nuture groups in Year 7 Mathematics and English, led by specialised staff to develop competence and confidence in the core skills.
  • Renewed investment in a dyslexia screener to allow for intervention focused on the needs of the individual.
  • Weekly reading support from the Literacy Support Coordinator.



Catch up premium - Literacy and Numeracy