In 2016-2017, the school received £8,784 for Year 7 Catch-up funding. This was allocated to TA support. Pupils receive small group/one-to-one support through the Curriculum Support Department and are tracked through the school’s systems. All pupils are involved in the Accelerated Reader programme and some pupils receive additional reading support delivered by TAs and pupil Literacy Leaders. Previous evidence has shown an improvement in reading ages for some pupils, increased confidence and the removal of some barriers. All pupils in Years 7 and 8 have a timetabled Literacy lesson. The school is currently reviewing its provision in anticipation for the next round of funding due next term.