Year 7 catch-up premium
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding from the Department of Education to support our Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least the national expected level in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. This year, any students who scored below 100 were considered to be below the standard needed for secondary transfer.
When students join Heartlands Academy, we ensure that we know and understand the starting points for their academic progress. We receive data from the primary schools and administer several important baseline assessments at the beginning of Year 7 to assess the individual needs of each of our students who attract the Year 7 Catch-up Premium. We then use this funding to implement a range of strategies designed to maximise the progress of these students.