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Ashcroft Technology Academy

Ashcroft Technology Academy

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Funding arrangements

Ashcroft Technology Academy (ATA) receives an additional funding allocation aside from its main annual revenue funding in the form of a Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium. This funding is separately allocated by the government to enable schools to improve their resourcing to specifically support children who join ATA who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or in maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The basis for determining the expected standard has moved from levels to scores this year. Up to and including 2015-16 this was in respect of students who had not reached level 4 at Key Stage 2 in reading and/or maths. From 2016-17 the expected level is a score of 100 or higher. The aim is to ensure that this funding enables the Academy to pinpoint interventions in these core areas that enable the identified students to both accelerate and maximise their learning potential and as a consequence, their academic achievement. Payment is made to ATA as a one-off payment and is based on student numbers identified within ATA’s Autumn school census return. Payment is received in March each year.

The funding allocation due for this year and that received in the previous three years are shown below:-

 

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

Number below expected standard*

70

31

17

23

Rate of payment

£500

£500

£500

£500

Catch-Up Premium Funding due

£35,000

£15,500

£8,500

£11,500

 

* - Total number includes duplicate provision per student where qualification exists in both reading and maths.