Year 7 Catch up Premium
The Year 7 Catch up Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the prior attainment of year 7 pupils in English and Maths. Where attainment has fallen below expected in either subject the College was allocated £500 per pupil. In 2015-2016, the total allocation to the College was £11,500.
In 2015-2016 the College took the decision to use the catch up premium in English and Mathematics to enable smaller group sizes to be sustained. It was our view that pupils, with low prior achievement, would benefit from being taught in smaller groups with greater opportunity for rapid intervention.
The associated costs with doing this were in employing additional teaching staff to deliver the two additional groups.
The impact of this expenditure will be reported for the whole year impact after the first internal assessment of pupil's progress is the Autumn term.