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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Downend

  •    Term 2 finishes at 12.20 pm on Friday 21st December.  Term 3 starts for student on Tuesday 8th January (Monday 7th January is an Inset Day)  

Catch-up Funding

What is the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium?

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6). The expected standard is a scaled score of 100 .  

State Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve a scaled score of 100 in Reading or Mathematics at the end of KS2. 

This group has been identified by the Government because research shows that nationally, students in these categories do significantly less well than other similar students. The funding is designed to help bridge the gap in progress.  

At The Castle School, we are committed to enabling all our students to develop their skills in literacy and numeracy.  We believe that success in these core areas helps pave the way for future success across the curriculum and beyond.  

How do we use our Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium?

Please click on the link below to access our outline plan for 2018/19.  This provides information about how we intend to use the premium.  Additional information will be added to our Closing the Gap, to which there is also a link.

For information about how we spent our 2017/18 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up premium, please click on the link below.  

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