West London Free School

West London Free School

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The school also receives an additional grant for Year 7 children who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of key stage 2. The catch up funding is designed to ensure that pupils who have not achieved their potential at KS2 are not disadvantaged by this and are provided with the opportunity to ensure that they have the same equality of opportunity as their peers by the time they leave compulsory education. In the financial year 15/16 the school received £7,500 of funding for this purpose.


Major initiatives with individual analysis

  •  Literacy screening and small-group intervention with a Teaching Assistant (£5,600)
  • After school numeracy intervention (£2,100) 


Impact of intervention 

This year, a phonics programme (Ruth Miskin’s Read-Write Inc) will be replacing the literacy intervention group. This will provide a more structured format for improving literacy. The afterschool literacy sessions will continue this academic year.


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