Catch-Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The allocation for 2019/20 is £9,000.

We intend to use this funding to provide:

  • continued funding, staffing and monitoring of Lexia reading software
  • Funding for Hegarty Maths
  • Staffing and resources for literacy & numeracy targeted interventions

The allocation for 2018/19 was £6,000.

This was used to provide:

  • Continued funding and use of Lexia reading software
  • Staffing and resources for Mathematics Level-Up Club
  • Staffing and resources for English Level-Up Club
  • Resources for Passport to Reading


School data indicates success in the following areas:-

  • Closing of the reading age gap and increased levels of confidence
    • of the 14 students, 13 saw an improvement in their reading age, with an average improvement of 1 yr and 7 months over a period of 10 months
  • Acquisition and increased mastery of numeracy skills
    • of the 14 students, 12 made very good progress in numeracy skills according to baseline testing. Development of reading for pleasure, increasing comprehension and confidence in reading out-loud
  • Intensive reading practice with targeted pupils – at least 15 minutes reading 1 to 1.
  • This has resulted in more confident reading, which has had a positive impact on progress in other subjects
  • Increased confidence relating to the transition to secondary school and its demands
  • Pupil Voice indicates the majority of pupils enjoy the lessons and feel more confident in maths and English lessons; transfer of literacy and numeracy skills was noted by both staff and pupils


A Caring Christian Environment

"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.

Ethos and Expectations


Academic Excellence

We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.

Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.

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About Us
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Christian Ethos and Vision

The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.

The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.

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Sixth Form

Sixth Form for the future

Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:

Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results. 

Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area

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