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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Yr 7 Catch-Up


The Year 7 catch-Up premium has been offered by the Government as a commitment to provide additional funding to schools. This is aimed at each Year 7 pupil who enters the school with a scale score of 95 or less in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable Wyvern Academy to deliver additional support, such as intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding from the Department of Education to support Year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

Objective for the use of funding:

  • To close the progress gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support to students entitled to catch up Premium
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to Catch up Premium
  • To enhance existing provision within mainstream lessons
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress
  • To ensure that parents are informed and involved where appropriate.

Allocation of funding:

Wyvern Academy utilised this funding in a variety of ways including:

  • Small group and one to one tuition provided by Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)
  • Intensive literacy intervention (small group and one-to-one) sessions
  • Intensive numeracy intervention (small group and one-to-one) sessions
  • In-Class support for literacy and numeracy
  • Additional time allocated for students in English and Mathematics lessons.
  • Teachers offering extra intervention and support for vulnerable learners
  • Resources to further support learning


Details of the Summer School provision for July 2021 can be found here Wyvern Academy - Annual Accounts