The literacy and numeracy catch-up funding provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who do not achieve at least 100 (level 4 in legacy assessment) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
The following table shows how many students have been eligible for this funding, the percentage of the year group this represents and how this funding has been used to fund interventions to help them close their attainment gap.
Students respond well to skilful questioning. As a result, they think deeply and use skills such as inference and empathy to move their learning on. Very effective learning was observed in a science lesson in Year 7 where skilful questioning led to students challenging their own thoughts and considering the views of others.
Students receive excellent information, advice and guidance, including careers advice. All students leaving the academy go on to further or higher education, employment or training.
Students in the sixth form feel valued and supported. During their time in the sixth form, they take on many different responsibilities around the academy, including supporting and mentoring younger pupils.