Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The Department for Education has allocated each secondary school an amount of money targeted at Year 7 pupils who are at level 3, or below in English and mathematics when they start secondary education. Funding allocations for 2012,13 were £6,500 and 2013,14 £11,000

The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school. 

The funding is not ring-fenced for catch-up activities but it is expected that this funding is used for additional literacy and numeracy catch-up during Year 7 given that this can make a critical difference to pupils at this important stage.