Norbury Manor Business & Enterprise College

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Statement

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium funding statement 2016/17

The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional funding for year 7 students who would benefit from additional support with English and/or maths. In previous years this funding has been determined by the number of students who did not achieve level 4 in English and/or maths but the tests for year 6 students changed in 2016. As a result, in 2016/17 the funding will be the same as the previous year adjusted for the number of students in Year 7 (£18,000). For the academic year 2015/16 the college received £16,500. This additional funding is to be used by the college to provide literacy and numeracy catch-up support for year 7 students.

Our aims:

  • To raise reading age attainment
  • To encourage students to develop a lifelong love of reading
  • To support progress in mathematics and overcome any barriers to learning girls may have when it comes to this subject

Impact of Funding:

  • Increased whole-college awareness of literacy and numeracy
  • Support for the Accelerated Reading programme (over half of the weakest readers in the college made more than six months’ progress on the Accelerated Reading programme)
  • Increased reading confidence and increased reading level progress across KS3
  • Books donated by the ‘Book Wizard’ to selected students during the year and books donated on visits to celebrate International Book Day
  • International Book Day celebrated with characters’ costumes from favourite books by staff and students
  • The gap between progress in English and mathematics is closing rapidly
  • Whole-college staff training on literacy and numeracy
  • Nurture groups established based on a range of information to support small class teaching in year 7
  • Additional books have been purchased for the library and the uptake of books from the library has increased (see table below for impact)
Average book loan per day    
Increase on previous year    
2012-13 13.8 148%
2013-14 31.6 129%
2014-15 36.0 14%

From May 2016 a new system was installed in the library and total loans from then until January 2017 were 4,730. In the previous year, 2014/15, total loans were 6,591.