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:
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):
57% of students how have a reading age of 10+.
Progress in English (based on 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.