Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

017683 71693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch up 2014-15

The Pupil Premium allocation for 2014-15 is £50,300

Year 7 Catch Up allocation for 2014-15 is £6,000

The school currently plans to use the above funding in the following ways:

Action Expected Cost Expected Impact Impact Achieved
Provision of additional KS4 Maths teaching group in Year 11 £16,000 Improve progression score, average point score and value added score of disadvantaged pupils.

2014/15 Exam Results

3 Levels of progress in Maths: 78%

4 Levels of progress in Maths: 22%

3 Levels of progress in English: 22%

4 Levels of progress in English: 11%

5 A*-C: 87%

5 A*-G: 100%

Average Point Score: 271

Progress 8 Score: 0.08 (up 0.36)

Average Attainment 8 score per pupil: 40.00

Provision of additional KS4 English teaching group in Year 11 £16,000 Improve progression score, average point score and value added score of disadvantaged pupils.

Bespoke Educational Support to include;

Extra HLTA support in lessons.

Use of individual programmes in Year 11.

Use of Rugby coach to cover Assistant Head autumn term to release Assistant Head to develop target setting and strategic interventions.

Appointment of Learning Mentor from January to May 2015 to focus on raising attainment.

Provision of additional capacity within Pastoral Team specifically at Year 10 and 11.


Improves engagement of male pupils and tailored to meet individual educational need of pupils.

Raise attainment of Pupils underachieving in Kay Stage 4.

Music Tuition £2,300 Improve engagement and attainment in music and extra-curricular music 100%  made 3 Levels of progress in Music
Sports Fixtures / Squad Fees £700 Improve enagagement and achievement in sport 100% made 3 levels of progress in PE
Attendance / Pupil Welfare Counselling £3,500 Ensure attendance is high and welfare issues are monitored and supported

7.7% Absence

9.25% Persistent Absence

Year 11 English Registration Project £700 Improve progress in GCSE English  
Practical resources and other individual projects £2,500 Enable bespoke integration integration and engagement of pupils on an individual needs level


0 Permanent Exclusions

Improvement in progress 8 measure

Progress 8: 0.08+ve

Half Term booster classes £500 Improve progress in English at GCSE
Year 7 Catch up      

Passport Maths and Lexia English project

Staffing of Year 7 extra Maths and English 1 to small group OR 1 to 1 lessons

£10,000 To improve attainment of Year 7 pupils in English and Maths to make sure they reach Level 4 in both subjects by the end of Year 7 Progress made from below Level 4 to secure Level 4 by summer level captures 2015.

Library reading and homework resources

KS3 reading book project

£1,000 To improve literacy in Key Stage 3 See report below for details.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2014-15

The Year 7 Catch-Up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics, and begin the autumn at a disadvantage to their peer in prior attainment (<level 4).  The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it, so that they catch up with their peers.

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2014-15 figure allocated £6000

Identification of cohorts

  • We identified 14 pupils eligible for the catch-up premium (Literacy) in the academic year 2014-15.
  • 9 pupils were identified as eligible for catch up premium (Numeracy) for the year 2014-15.
  • Of these 8 pupils benefited from support in both Literacy and Numeracy

Analysis of progress Summer 2015


Of the 14 eligible for catch up premium:

  • 11 of the literacy cohort are now working at secure level 4c or better
  • 2 pupils have made progress in fine levels but have not achieved > level 4
  • 1 pupil has maintained a consistent level 2b
  • The greatest level of progress was 5c


Of the 9 pupils eligible for catch up premium:

  • All 9 are now working at a secure level 4c or better
  • The greatest level of progress being 2 pupils now working at 5c

Year 7 Catch Up interventions strategies used 2014-15:

  • Passport Maths
  • Lexia English project.
  • Staffing of year 7 extra Maths lessons
  • English 1 to small group OR 1 to 1 lessons
  • Peer reading intervention
  • Additional guided reading
  • Spelling support
  • Handwriting support and intervention
  • Outdoor activities and engagement (horse riding)