Year 7 Funding

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

In order to raise achievement Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) offers:

  • Bi-annual testing of all pupils for reading, comprehension and spelling capabilities.
  • Weekly 1:1 catch up literacy for any pupils that do not attain the age of eight years and one month in their reading tests
  • Twice weekly 1:1 catch up literacy for any pupils with very low attainment in order to reinforce and improve their phonic knowledge

Details of how this money has been used at Unified Academy can be found in the attachment below.

Year 7 Catch-Up Fund Action Plan 2020-21

Year 7 Catch-Up Fund Action Plan 2019-20

Please note the Year 7 catch-up fund ceased in July 2020. 

My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

Latest News

Exploring Indian culture

In Geography this term, Year 8 have been learning about India. This week’s lesson was focused on Indian culture, specifically traditional Indian food which the students got to try in their lesson. Students enjoyed trying Indian cuisine, some for the …

Read more

Embracing Mental Health Week

Unified Academy are embracing Mental Health Week, we have been focusing on appreciating nature and the effects it has on our mood and self-esteem. We took a trip to the park for some outdoor learning and to work on team …

Read more

Getting creative to improve well-being

It’s Mental Health Week and Year 8 have been getting involved by producing some beautiful posters focusing on engaging with nature to improve well-being.

Read more

Outdoor learning

At Unified Academy, we are always looking for ways to bring the curriculum to life, so last week we delivered the Year 7’s science class outdoors and students worked together to build structures with Kinects. The resulting structures were impressive, …

Read more