The year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium will provide schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil that did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.
The purpose of the funding is to enable schools to provide additional literacy and numeracy catch-up support during year 7 to those pupils that need it. The premium will be delivered from 2012-13 to all state-funded schools with a year 7 cohort, including PRUs and special schools. We have committed to continuing the funding for at least the duration of the current spending review (to 2015).
The Secretary of State made this commitment in a letter to the Home Affairs Committee and the Deputy Prime Minister announced it in a speech on 26 September 2012.
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