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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Dacorum Education Support Centre

Year 7 Catch-Up

The Year 7 catch-up premium is a fund to support pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

DESC received £112.42 in 2017/18 and £250 in 2018/19. This additional grant was used to:

  • Narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to catch up premium

  • Identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress

  • Purchase software (Numeracy Workout) to improve numeracy outcomes

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to allow students to access academic learning


The impact of such funding will be monitored through assessment data, assessment for learning, behaviour and attitude. Supportive strategies will be considered depending on the individual needs of students.