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Pupil Premium



Y7 catch-up premium


The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who enter secondary school below average for their literacy and numeracy skills.


Sheffield Springs Academy is committed to ensuring a smooth transfer and transition from primary to secondary school. We work closely with our primary partners to ensure that students joining us in September are ‘secondary ready’ both academically and socially.


We will use this premium to provide strategies and interventions which are specifically aimed at pupils who were below the national ‘expected standard’ in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). There are currently 63 of these pupils in Year 7. The total funding we are projected to receive is £22,000.


Students and catch-up premium


Students on roll (2016) year 7 –  130


Number of students eligible for catch-up premium

Maths -28

English - 35


Total amount of catch-up premium estimated–£22,000


How do we plan to use the catch-up premium?

The following interventions, resources and activities have been implemented through the catch-up premium funding. The money is used to resource the delivery and facilitation below:


The Bridge

Following analysis of SATs data/ no data pupils are taught intensively for two hours a week (withdrawn from curriculum time – non core).  Their basic skills are developed and assessed.

They receive this intensive intervention for one term.  The groups of pupils eligible are on rotation throughout the year, with the lowest scoring prioritised on the first rotation.  Full schemes of work linked to the STEPs model are delivered and assessments built in.


The Bridge – refurbishment


Resources/ tablets/ furnishings/ conversion to class rooms from offices



In addition, to the bespoke Bridge provision, the Lexia reading programme will begin from half term 2 and again pupils who are identified as in receipt of catch up funding, will have a full programme of support.



Smaller class sizes in the lower set maths classes in year 7 also help to provide the extra support and attention these students benefit from (this equates to 4 hours per week) and will be offered on a rotational basis for all those accessing the maths funding.

Holiday Catch-Up Literacy/Numeracy Programmes -£2500

We run a summer school in July for our catch-up premium students and this work is followed up in holiday sessions; October, February, May half-term holidays and Saturday mornings. The programmes are around literacy and numeracy and include the expertise of teachers and coaches both in and outside of school.

The remaining £14,500 will be a contribution to the staff expertise:

Literacy co-ordinator


Experienced teachers

EAL co-ordinator


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