These results are based on the progression of the students from their Key Stage 2 SAT results to the end of their Year 7 studies.

What is Catch-Up Premium?

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government and is allocated to students who failed to achieve a National Curriculum Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2 in either Mathematics or English reading.

Schools are free to spend the Catch-Up Premium as they see fit within specific parameters.

Walker Technology College received £13,500 for the year 2015-16.

This funding was used on:

■ Rise and Read targeted intervention programme

■ Numeracy form classes

■ Accelerated Reader software

■ Resources for the Literacy curriculum

The Impact of Catch Up Premium

► Number of Catch-up Premium Students 2015/16 = 25

The split of students is:

■ Maths only = 10

■ English only = 6

■ Both English & Maths = 9

An analysis of the results for the students eligible in the areas targeted:

■ English – reading ages of CUP students improved by 6 months more than the average for all other students.

■ Maths – BMBT scores improved by one whole level.

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