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Nottingham Academy

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Since 2016/17 there was a change from end of Key Stage Two assessments using National Curriculum Levels to one using Scaled Scores. Those students with a Scaled Score in English and Maths below 100 are deemed not to have reached the expected standard. However, there is no boundary mark set by the Department for Education (DfE) to identify the scaled score at which a student would qualify for ‘Catch Up’ funding. As such, schools will receive a similar level of funding for 2019-20 as they received for 2018-19 with this figure adjusted for changes in total year group numbers. At Nottingham Academy, we have set the boundary mark at a scaled score of below 95 to identify students eligible for ‘Catch-Up’ funding. Using this benchmark, we have 61 students who need to accelerate their learning in English and 52 in Math

The report below provides detail on this funding and how it is spent.