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The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium at Sheffield Springs Academy
Principal of the Funding
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support year 7
pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).
The ‘expected standard’ is derived from the scaled scores achieved by pupils in their Year 6 National Curriculum
tests (SATs) in mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Each pupil’s scaled
score is based on their raw score, which is the total number of marks they scored in their tests, based on the
number of questions they answered correctly.
The raw scores pupils achieve in the tests are then converted into scaled scores, to ensure that accurate
comparisons of performance over time can be made.
A scaled score of 100 will always represent the ‘expected standard’ on the test. Pupils scoring at least 100 will
have met the expected standard on the test. The Catch-Up Premium is provided to secondary schools to support
them in ensuring that every pupil in Y7 who did not meet the ‘expected standard’ in mathematics or English can
be given additional support.
Allocated Funding
In 2016-17, Sheffield Springs Academy received £13,178 in
Catch-Up Premium funding. This amount is now allocated
on the basis that schools receive the same overall amount of
Year 7 catch-up as they received in 2015-16 but adjusted to
reflect the change in size of the Year 7 cohort between the
October censuses.
The Academy will receive its 2017-18 allocation on 1
2018. We anticipate that this figure will be around £18,000.
Identifying and Supporting Catch-Up Premium Pupils
The Academy uses the detailed breakdown provided in the ‘Question Level Analysis’ function of the ASP (Analyse
School Performance) service to identify the specific pupils and / or micro-populations in which our new Y7 pupils
did not reach the expected standard. We then use the analysis of this information to tailor our provision for
these pupils to meet their needs and accelerate their progress in mathematics
grammar, punctuation
and spelling.
The Bridge – ‘Aspire’ Programme
The Bridge is intended to be a ‘school within a school’ and is a warm, inviting area where pupils with a range of
additional needs can feel secure, supported and at home.
The ‘Aspire’ programme is for pupils who are identified through baseline testing (and at each subsequent
assessment point) as not making progress in line with their peers in the Academy’s Key Stage 3 STEPs assessment
Eligible ‘Catch-up Premium’ pupils are withdrawn from form / curriculum time (non-core) and taught intensively
for two hours a week within a primary style provision in the Academy. This small group setting enables trained
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