Additional Funding

Somercotes Academy receives additional funding: Catch-Up Funding, to support students who joined the Academy below National Standard in Maths or English in Year 7.

The Academy will primarily focus the Catch-Up Funding to accelerate progress and increase outcomes at the end of Year 7.

Funding and Impact 2017-2018

In 2017-18 the Academy will receive £24,000 of Catch-Up funding for 36 students. (Note: Funding based on 48 students from the previous academic year):

The range of provision includes:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes.
  • One to one or paired group reading lessons.

The impact of this funding will be monitored throughout the year and a formal assessment will take place in September 2018.

Funding and Impact 2016-17

In 2016-2017 there were 48 students who scored below age-related expectations. However, catch-up funding was based upon the 2015-16 numbers; meaning that the Academy only received £5,000.00 (based on 10 students).

Progress in reading ages (tested at six month intervals):

  • 70% of students have made expected progress on their reading age.
  • 20% of students have improved at twice the expected rate.
  • 13% of students have improved by at least three times the expected rate.

57% of students how have a reading age of 10+.

Progress in English (based on their KS2 start point)

  • 93.4% of students have made expected progress in Year 7 from their KS2 starting point
  • 43.4% of students have made more than expected progress in Year 7 from their KS2 start point.

Progress in Mathematics (based on their KS2 start point)

91.1% of students have made expected progress in Year 7 from their KS2 starting point; (21%) are not considered to be working at age related expectations for Year 7.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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