Year 7 Catch Up Premium
Robertsbridge Community College is committed to ensuring that every pupil is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a publicly funded school we previously received additional funding in the form of a Year 7 catch-up premium. This initiative gave 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. In 2019/20 Robertsbridge Community College received an additional £11,803 in Year 7 Catch Up Premium funding.
Where we spent the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium (2019/20)
- Reading and numeracy intervention resources - £2,803
- Wider curriculum spending to improve reading and numeracy (resources/training) - £5,000
- Contribution to Year 7 reading & maths interventions (HLTA staffing) - £4,000
Impact of Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding (2019/20)
Fifteen of our pupils who joined the college in September 2019 arrived without achieving the expected standard in reading. At the mid-year assessment point, all but three of these students were on track to meet age-related expectations.
Thirteen of our pupils who joined the college in September 2019 arrived without achieving the expected standard in maths. At the mid-year assessment point, three of these students were on track to meet age-related expectations. Of the other ten students, at least half had made significant steps against their targets, but were not yet on track.
It has not yet been possible to assess the full impact of our interventions due to the College being shut during lockdown. The end-of-year assessments for Year 7 were not completed.
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium at Robertsbridge Community College 2020/21
22 June 2020: Year 7 catch-up premium discontinued
The Department for Education has said that pupils will instead be provided for under the low prior attainment factor as part of the national funding formula.
The DfE has also set out plans for a £1 billion catch-up package for all pupils as a result of the impact of coronavirus.