Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

How is the Year 7 Catch Up Premium used at Heath Park?

In 2017/18, Heath Park received £13,000 to support students who did not reach the national average in reading or Maths.

Support for Reading


  • Appointment of staff to drive the SIP priority of reading
  • Development of learning support with a focus on Year 7 English
  • Recruitment to English and Humanities, with both subjects focusing on reading in Key Stage 3
  • Reorganisation of the curriculum to integrate Humanities subjects and refocus Integrated Studies to a literacy, competency curriculum
  • Ongoing monitoring of interventions through Raising Attainment Team meetings for Key Stage 3
Support for Maths
  • Development of Maths Mastery programme in Key Stage 3, with staffing and resources to embed deep learning
  • Additional targeted Maths sessions after school
  • Additional resources for learning outside the classroom, both physical and online

Catch Up Impact 2017 – Progress

  Proportion of students beginning Year 7 below national standard who were…


  Securing or exceeding expected progress Working towards expected progress Failing to make the expected progress
English 52% 41% 7%
Maths 20% 66% 14%

52% of students in English made accelerated progress, with 93% making some progress towards their targets by the end of Year 7. 20% of students in Maths made this accelerated progress, with 86% making some progress towards their targets by the end of the year. Those requiring additional intervention will continue to receive support and be monitored through Year 8.