The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. All schools receive an additional £500 (maximum) for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.
In 2015-16 Danum Academy had 69 pupils eligible for Catch Up Premium funding at £500 per pupil with a total allocation of £34 500
All students were supported through Integrated Learning which supports literacy development through a topic based approach to learning. Students also received individual, targeted support with Lexia and Symphony, online interactive learning programmes for English and Maths respectively.
Pupils working at Level 2 or below in Maths on entry were given support through the first class @ number programme. Pupils also received targeted support for literacy and numeracy development through the form time programme of literacy in form time (LIFT) and numeracy in form time (NIFT).
All students will continue to receive Lexia and Symphony support as needed. We are currently reviewing plans to support them further. In September 2016 we admitted 79 students who had a standardised score of less than 100 in English and 62 students who had a standardised score of below 100 in Maths. Of these 43 students had a score of below 100 in both.