Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Funding for 2013/2014 

Available funding:  £13500 

Percentage breakdown: –


Targeted small group teaching, literacy + numeracy intervention.




English 1:1 intervention



The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.  The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

Funding received by the College will be allocated to enable us to provide identified pupils with additional support in literacy and/or mathematics. This support will be delivered by qualified specialist teachers and progress will be monitored each term.

Academic year: 2012 /13 Five pupils received daily additional literacy and numeracy lessons led by a specialist teacher.

All pupils achieved their end of Year 7 target in English; four of which exceeded their target; four pupils achieved their end of Year 7 target in Mathematics; three of which exceeded their target.

Academic year: 2013 /14

Of the twenty four pupils entering Swanmore College with levels in English and/or Mathematics below Level 4 –  nine pupils will receive Wave 3 intervention for literacy and numeracy via the Smart Start group.  A further five pupils will receive one to one tuition from subject specialists. The remaining pupils will be receiving Wave 1 ‘Quality first Teaching’ in the form of differentiated work in lessons.