Success stories

Over 500,000 struggling learners have been helped with the Catch Up® interventions and over 22,000 supporting adults have been trained to deliver them, including teaching assistants, teachers, carers and mentors from the UK and worldwide. Catch Up® is now used in over 4,500 schools across the UK. Click on the dots below to read our Catch Up® Excellence Award winners' entries and stories of success.
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Janet Duke Primary School, Essex

BRONZE award winner

"She is now confident to undertake maths activities and is more independent in class"

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Helmingham Community Primary School, Suffolk

BRONZE award winner

"She was able to see how she could achieve and then take this in to the classroom and be successful"

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St Dunstan's Church of England Primary School, Surrey

BRONZE award winner

"She is more confident in maths and now has a 'Don’t say no, give it a go' approach"

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Drayton Junior School, Warwickshire

BRONZE award winner

"They both showed an increase in confidence with their approach to Maths and overall self-esteem within the class"

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Ysgol Bodfari, Denbighshire

SILVER award winner

"Her confidence began to grow and she began to settle down to work independently in maths lessons"

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Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary School, Denbighshire

BRONZE award winner

"I like reading now and like to read in front of the whole class when I can."

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Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Denbighshire

BRONZE award winner

"I liked seeing my reading get better and the feelings I had when I saw how good I was getting."

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Ysgol Bro Famau, Denbighshire

BRONZE award winner

"I have enjoyed Catch Up because I am a better, quicker reader now"

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Ysgol Melyd, Denbighshire

BRONZE award winner

"After Catch Up he said he enjoyed reading, 'a lot' and that reading, 'is good fun and a nice thing to do"

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Ysgol Y Llys, Sir Ddinbych, Denbigshire

BRONZE award winner - Welsh

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Ysgol Clocaenog - Efydd enillydd gwobr, Denbighshire

BRONZE award winner

"Ar ol gwneud cynnydd yn y rhaglen, bydd y plentyn yn cael tystysgrif a bydd yn derbyn hwn yn ystod y gwasanaeth."

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Jenner Park Primary, Barry

GOLD award winner

"She now puts her hand up to answer questions more often (and gets them right, even the harder ones)"

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St. Helen's Roman Catholic Infant and Nursery School, Barry

SILVER award winner

"He really enjoyed putting expression into his reading and this developed into full volume fire engine siren noises!!"

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Oak Field Primary School, Barry

BRONZE award winner

"Her parents are extremely pleased with her rapid progress and its effects on her, both educationally and socially."

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Laugharne VCP School, Carmarthenshire

GOLD award winner

"He is now able to access the full curriculum easily and is due to leave us in July for secondary school a fluent and confident reader"

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Victoria Primary school, Vale of Glamorgan

GOLD award winner

"His Nan has also reported a change and improvement in his attitude and ability to read over the last year"

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Wick & Marcross Church in Wales Primary, Vale of Glamorgan

GOLD award winner

"The small achievable steps have advanced her learning and made her more independent"

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Mayals Primary School, Swansea

BRONZE award winner

"She left year 6 with a National Curriculum Level 4 in maths and a maths age improved by 51 months; that’s a ratio gain of 4.82"

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Ysgol Acrefair, Acrefair Wrexham

GOLD award winner

"She completed her Catch Up® Numeracy provision having made 35 months' progress in 10 months of provision"

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Gwent - 50 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

Gwent - 107 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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Gwynedd - 94 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

Gwynedd - 133 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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Mid Glamorgan - 185 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

Mid Glamorgan - 246 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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Powys - 69 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

Powys - 87 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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South Glamorgan - 100 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

South Glamorgan - 83 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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West Glamorgan - 116 schools using Catch Up® Numeracy

West Glamorgan - 60 schools using Catch Up® Literacy

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St Robert's Catholic Primary School, Bridgend

SILVER award winner

"At the end of the intervention, her reading age was 9 years – 15 months above her chronological age!"

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Caerphilly Catch Up® Team, Caerphilly

BRONZE award winner

'Before Catch Up sessions, he "found reading very hard, but now "enjoys reading at home most nights".'

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Newbridge School, Caerphilly

BRONZE award winner

"Catch Up has helped me with my reading and my confidence. I think it will help me with my other subjects at school too!"

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Miskin Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taf

BRONZE award winner

"At the end of the intervention there were tears of joy instead of tears of despair!"

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Ysgol yr Eos, Rhondda Cynon Taf

BRONZE award winner

'She expressed feelings of relief and said that it had "taken away her fear of reading aloud".'

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Ton Pentre Junior School, Rhondda Cynon Taf

BRONZE award winner

"After 9 months, Child A had made 34 months progress, a ratio gain of 3.86."

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Trelewis Primary School, Merthyr Tydfil

BRONZE award winner

"Catch Up is fantastic! I'm not shy anymore when I'm reading."

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Ysgol Hendre Special School, Neath

BRONZE award winner

"He has shown a significant improvement in his ability to transfer literacy skills gained across all subject areas."

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Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan, Conwy

SILVER award winner

"She loves reading now and enjoys choosing books to read."

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Cwmlai Primary School, Porth

BRONZE award winner

"His enthusiasm for reading developed significantly, and he now regularly will choose to spend class time in the book corner, reading for his own pleasure."

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Codepenmaeni Primary School, Pontypridd

GOLD award winner

"She gained so much confidence and understanding she is now one of the first to put her hand up to demonstrate an answer and still grows in confidence."

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Lovelace Primary School, Chessington

BRONZE award winner

"Her number age had risen to 7 years 5 months – a gain of 1 year and 6 months, in just 6 months of intervention"

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Priory School, Slough

SILVER award winner

"At the end of Catch Up® Literacy, Child A takes her time and uses lovely expression, and parent feedback reported that she now 'reads Jacqueline Wilson' due to her increased confidence"

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Silverdale Primary Academy, Hastings

SILVER award winner

"At the beginning of the intervention, Child A had a Reading Age of 6:10 and at the next assessment point, Child A had a Reading Age of 8:11; a gain of 25 months in just 7 months of intervention."

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Drayton Community Infant School, Norfolk

BRONZE award winner

"'His Mum is very pleased with the outcome of the year. His reading age increased in 8 months from 4:4 to 8:10."

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St Martin at Shouldham Church of England Primary Academy, King's Lynn, Norfolk

GOLD award winner

"Both he and his parents were delighted with the school’s intervention."

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Casterton College Rutland, Stamford

GOLD award winner

"Her last assessment showed a reading age of 10:00, which is a reading age gain of 44 months over the course of 18 months."

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14th July 2017 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Newbridge School, NEWPORT - BRONZE award winner (Literacy)

Newbridge

Newbridge School is a mixed sex 11-16 years school, based in the South East Valleys of Wales. The school currently educates approximately 1000 pupils. Newbridge School strives to provide maximum opportunity for all pupils to achieve their full potential. Our school motto is ‘Inspire – Succeed – Excel’.
Catch Up® Literacy was introduced to Newbridge School as an intervention to support struggling readers in year 7. The aim was to close the gap between these learners’ chronological ages and reading ages, and to improve confidence and ability not only on a personal level but across the whole curriculum.


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10th July 2017 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Casterton College Rutland, Stamford - GOLD award winner

Casterton College

Casterton College Rutland is the highest performing secondary school in Rutland and Stamford.
Catch Up® was introduced after our SENCO attended a TA conference in London during 2014, where a presentation was given by Dee Reid, one of the co-creators of Catch Up® Literacy. It was explained that Catch Up® was an accredited training programme with a recognised qualification, allowing staff to be trained in the delivery of Catch Up®.


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17th May 2017 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Lovelace Primary School, Chessington - BRONZE award winner (Numeracy)

Lovelace

Lovelace Primary School is a large 3-form entry community Primary school with nursery, in the south of the borough of Kingston upon Thames. It is a diverse cultural community with children from many different faiths and backgrounds. We have a very positive ethos and believe that each child can be encouraged to achieve their very best.


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22nd March 2017 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: St Robert's Catholic Primary School, BRIDGEND - SILVER award winner

St Roberts Catholic Primary School

St Robert’s Primary School is made up of 183 children aged from 3-11, and serves a wide catchment area with mixed socio-economic needs. The school has approximately 7% of its pupils identified as SEN, with a further 6% of pupils identified as receiving Basic Skills support. The identification of and provision for these children is the responsibility of all staff, but is monitored and supervised by the ALNco (also the Deputy Head Teacher) and by the Headteacher, who takes on the role of SENco.


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22nd March 2017 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Acrefair, ACREFAIR WREXHAM - GOLD award winner

Ysgol Acrefair

Ysgol Acrefair is a Community Primary School in North-East Wales, currently with 240 pupils on roll. Pupils are taught in single-form entry classes, with a Head Teacher, eight class teachers, one Additional Needs Teacher and fifteen Support Staff.
Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy training were first attended in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Since then, additional staff have received training and now six staff members are Catch Up® Literacy trained and four staff members are Catch Up® Numeracy trained.


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2nd December 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Silverdale Primary Academy, Hastings - SILVER award winner

Silverdale

Silverdale Primary Academy is a large Primary School situated near Hastings. The area is classified as part of the Coastal Deprivation Area. The current number on roll is 629 [three-form entry]. The Academy decided to invest in the Catch Up® intervention in order to target our disadvantaged pupils (Pupil Premium children) with a view to closing the gap in attainment with other children in the Academy.


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1st December 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Priory School, Slough - SILVER award winner

Priory School

Priory School is a larger-than-average four-form entry primary school. It has 913 pupils. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with around 45% White British, 20% Pakistani and 13% Indian. Around a third speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is around 20%. This proportion is higher than average, as there is a special educational needs Resource Unit that caters for around 60 pupils. Their needs include SEBD; complex physical, sensory and medical needs, and children on the autistic spectrum. Around one in five pupils are supported by the pupil premium fund.


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4th November 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Jenner Park Primary, Vale of Glamorgan - GOLD award winner

Jenner Park

Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language. There are currently 245 pupils on roll, with most pupils coming from White British ethnic backgrounds.


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4th November 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Ruthin - GOLD award winner

Ysgol Carrey Emlyn

Mae Ysgol Carreg Emlyn yn ysgol naturiol Gymraeg yn Sir Ddinbych ac wedi bod yn agored ers Medi 2014 ers cau ysgolion Cyffylliog a Clocaenog. Mae gennym 85 o ddisgyblion. Mae’n ysgol hapus a’i harwyddair yw ‘Mwynhau Dysgu a Llwyddo Gyda’n Gilydd.’ Mae yna 3 cynorthwy-ydd dosbarth yn rhoi cefnogaeth Dyfal Donc a’r pennaeth yw’r cydlynydd. Mae plant yn dod o deuluoedd Cymraeg a Saesneg. Cymraeg yw iaith y cartref i ychydig dros hanner y plant. Mae gennym garfan o blant nad ydynt yn ADY ond angen hwb ychwanegol ac mae’r rhaglen Dyfal Donc yn ein galluogi i gefnogi y plant yma yn llwyddiannus.


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11th August 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Gymraeg Coed-Y-Gof, Cardiff - BRONZE award winner (Numeracy)

Ysgol Gymraeg Coed y Gof

Ysgol cyfrwng Cymraeg wedi ei lleoli yng ngorllewin Dinas Caerdydd yw Ysgol Coed-y-Gof. Mae dalgylch daearyddol eang gan yr ysgol a daw mwyafrif y dysgwyr o ardaloedd Caerau a Threlái. Disgrifiwyd yr ardaloedd yma’n ddifreintiedig a chânt eu hadnabod fel ardaloedd Cymunedau’n Gyntaf. Mae 13 o ddosbarthiadau o fewn yr ysgol; gydag un dosbarth yn uned ar gyfer dysgwyr ag ADY sydd yn gwasanaethu holl ysgolion cynradd Cymraeg Caerdydd.


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15th July 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: William Edwards School, Grays - BRONZE award winner (Literacy)

William Edwards School

William Edwards School is an 11-16 converter academy which has recently formed a MAT partnership with 2 local primary schools. Pupils entering the school arrive with APS below average, and a range of support systems have been developed to accelerate their progress upon transition. Over the last 2 years, the number of pupils with SEN status has risen and we have seen pupils entering the school with more complex needs.


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15th July 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph - GOLD award winner

Ysgol Esgob Morgan

We are a single form entry Church in Wales Junior School situated in the cathedral city of St Asaph in North Wales. Currently we have 116 learners in attendance at school. We have approximately 17% of learners in receipt of free school meals and around 25% of learners identified as having additional learning needs. There are three learners who have statements of Special Educational Needs.


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21st April 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Foel Gron, Gwynedd - BRONZE award winner (Literacy)

Ysgol Foel Gron Mynytho

Ysgol gynradd fechan yw Ysgol Foel Gron gydag oddeutu 45 o ddisgyblion. Mae cymhorthyddion yr ysgol wedi dilyn hyfforddiant Dyfal Donc Llythrennedd er mwyn gweithio tuag at godi hyder a dealltwriaeth disgyblion. Gwelwyd cynnydd o hyd at 2 flynedd mewn ychydig fisoedd mewn rhai disgyblion drwy’r Cynllun sydd yn eu gosod o fewn amrediad cyfartaledd eu hoed. Mae strwythr a threfn y Cynllun yn arf hylaw i ymdopi ag anghenion disgyblion ac ar sail y llwyddiant gyda chodi safonau llythrennedd rydym wedi ein symbylu i hyfforddi ar gynllun Dyfal Donc Rhifedd. Argymhellwn y Cynllun yn fawr.


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10th March 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Netley Primary School, London - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Netley

Netley Primary School is a culturally diverse school set in Regent’s Park, which has one of the highest poverty indices in England. We have a mainstream campus and specialist autistic unit, which integrate on a regular basis through learning and play. The school has worked hard to ensure that achievement is improving for all pupils through the following:

  • A clear vision statement which identifies the values underpinning the work of the school.

  • The School Improvement Plan, which lists the whole school priorities, sets high expectations and shapes the school’s curriculum, pedagogy and well-being of its pupils and staff.

  • A rigorous monitoring programme which is supported by high quality professional development


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8th March 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary School, Rhyl - SILVER award winner

Ysgol Mair

Ysgol Mair is a Catholic primary school situated in the south of Rhyl, a large seaside town in North Wales. The school serves the parishes of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele/Towyn so it has a large catchment area, with children being brought to school on buses.
Presently there are 349 pupils on roll, which includes 34 part-time nursery pupils. There are twelve mixed ability classes who are taught by ten full-time teachers and four part-time teachers, equalling six FP classes and 6 KS2 classes.
There are 28% of pupils receiving free school meals (higher than the county and national averages), 22% of pupils are EAL (higher than county and national averages) and 13% of pupils have ALN. The area the school serves is considered to be disadvantaged.


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26th February 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Cogan Primary School, Nr. Penarth - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Cogan

Cogan Primary School is situated on the outskirts of the large seaside town of Penarth, and was built in 1884. There are currently 207 pupils on roll. Within the school, there is a Hearing Resource Base with 6 pupils who are integrated into mainstream classes with support. 14% of pupils are on our SEN register and 12% of pupils are on our FSM register. 6% of our pupils speak a language other than English at home.
We received an excellent report from our last ESTYN inspection in February 2011, placing us within the top 11% of schools in Wales and in which our Hearing Resource Base was deemed ‘sector leading’.


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19th February 2016 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol John Bright, - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol John Bright

Ysgol John Bright is an English medium school greatly respected in the community it serves. Ysgol John Bright is a school which values every individual, all students and all staff, teaching and non-teaching, as part of our learning community. We aim to provide a stimulating and well-managed learning environment which maximises individual potential and equips students of all abilities to meet the challenges of education, work and life in the 21st Century.


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7th September 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan, Conwy - SILVER award winner

Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

Emrys ap Iwan is a secondary school situated in Abergele. There are approximately 1140 learners on roll; 27% are registered and claim FSM, and 23% of learners are on the ALN register. The mission statement, ‘Dare to Achieve’, demonstrates the school’s dedication to the success of every learner. The school is committed to excellent teaching through the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme, to ensure all learners are challenged and supported in every lesson.


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9th July 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: St Martin at Shouldham Church of England Primary Academy, King's Lynn - GOLD award winner

St Martin

Our school opened in September 2000, following the amalgamation of the village primary schools at Fincham and Shouldham. It is in a small village setting and has close links with the local community. We cater for around 180 children from rising 3 years to 11 years of age.


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26th May 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Cwmlai Primary School, Porth - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Cwmlai Primary School

Cwmlai Primary School is situated in Tonyrefail (approx. 12 miles north of Cardiff) which is classed as a socially deprived area.
The current number on roll is 437. Pupils are taught in both single and mixed age classes. There are currently 16 teachers, including the Head teacher, with 15 classes including two nurseries. There are 18 support staff, a full-time chief administrator and 2 part-time administrative assistants.


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15th May 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Coedpenmaen Primary School - GOLD award winner

Coedpenmaen Primary School

Coedpenmaen Primary has approximately 280 pupils, with an extremely large range of learning needs. Whilst the school had an established system of language/literacy support in place, there appeared to be a ‘gap’ in provision for those pupils who could be classed as ‘borderline’ or at risk of not achieving in both Numeracy and Literacy.


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10th April 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Llanhari Primary School, Pontyclun - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Llanhari Primary School

Llanhari Primary School is a village school in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The school has an average of 33% free school meals and children come from a mixed background. Catch Up® was introduced to the school as a Local Authority-wide project in 2006. The coordinator of the project for the Local Authority at the time is now our Head teacher (Emma Coates), so Catch Up® continues to have a high priority in our school.


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12th March 2015 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Coedpenmaen Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taf - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

Coedpenmaen County Primary School

Our School is Coedpenmaen Primary School in Pontypridd. We are a small Primary School from nursery to year 6 pupils. We link with Trallwn Infant School, with their year 3 pupils coming over to join our school. We started Catch Up® Numeracy as a trial in 2013, as we currently successfully run Catch Up® Literacy within our school.


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10th December 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Callington Community College - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Callington Community College

Callington Community College is a mixed Comprehensive secondary school for ages 11 - 19. We became an Academy Trust in April 2011. There are approximately 1450 on roll, with 5.5% on the SEN register and 9.6% of pupils eligible for free school meals.


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10th November 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Parc Primary School – SILVER award winner

Parc Primary School

Parc Primary School is situated in the Rhondda, which is one of the most deprived areas of South Wales. We were one of the first schools in our area to trial the Catch Up® intervention.


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29th October 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Denbighshire - GOLD award winner

Ysgol Caer Drewyn

Ysgol Caer Drewyn is situated in the Clawdd Poncen area of the small rural town of Corwen. The vast majority of pupils come from the immediate vicinity of the school and the surrounding area. Presently there are 83 pupils on roll, including 9 part-time nursery. The pupils are organised into four mixed-ability and mixed-ages classes and are taught by four full-time teachers.


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1st October 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Feltham Community College – BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Feltham Community College

Feltham Community College is a large secondary school with specialist sports status. Half of the intake is from minority ethnic backgrounds and a third is on the SEN register. A high proportion of students are in receipt of free school meals.


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19th September 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Jenner Park Primary School - GOLD award winner

Jenner Park Primary School

Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language.


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21st July 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Brynteg County Primary School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Brynteg County Primary School

Brynteg C.P. School is situated on the edge of the rural village of Brynteg. A majority of the school’s catchment area is within a Communities First Ward; levels of unemployment remain high and the percentage of free school meals averages between 35% and 45%, putting the school in the highest banding. The school serves children between the ages of 3 and 11; there are currently 176 pupils on roll.


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19th June 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Drayton Junior School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

Drayton Junior School

Drayton C of E Junior School is a school of approximately 320 pupils in the village of Drayton about 4 miles from the City of Norwich. Our pupils range from the age of seven to eleven and most come from Drayton or nearby Thorpe Marriott.


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19th June 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Wick&Marcross Church in Wales Primary - GOLD award winner

Wick & Marcross Church in Wales Primary

Wick & Marcross Church in Wales Primary school currently has 114 pupils on role.
The majority of pupils attending the school travel from the two towns to the west of the school (Llantwit Major and St Athan). A number of pupils are based at the Armed Forces Base and these pupils attend the school for varying periods of time.


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25th May 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ton Pentre Junior School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ton Pentre Junior School

Ton Pentre Junior School is a mixed county junior school for children between the ages of 7 and 11, administered by the Local Authority and situated in the village of Ton Pentre, Rhondda. The school is split into two phases – Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).


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25th April 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: St Dunstan’s Church of England Primary School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

St Dunstanâ

The School first introduced Catch Up® Numeracy in November 2011, to KS1 only. It proved to be a success, so another TA was trained. In autumn 2012, we took part in a research project looking at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.


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25th April 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Clocaenog - EFYDD enillydd gwobr (Llythrennedd Dyfal Donc)

Ysgol Clocaenog

Mae Ysgol Clocaenog yn ysgol naturiol Gymraeg. Mae ganddi 45 o ddisgyblion gan gynnwys 9 o blant meithrin. Mae’r plant yn dod o’r ardal gyfagos gan gynnwys dau bentref arall. Mae yna ddau ddosbarth a dwy athrawes llawn amser gydag eraill yn dod i mewn i ddysgu celf, cerddoriaeth ayyb.


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25th April 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Hendre Special School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol Hendre Special School

Ysgol Hendre Residential Comprehensive Special School is part of a federation of three schools identified for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties. The criterion of admission is an IQ generally lower than 75. There are 108 pupils at present, presenting difficulties such as ASD, ADHD, emotional and behavioural difficulties in addition to more comprehensive literacy and numeracy difficulties.


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17th April 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Helmingham Community Primary School - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

Helmingham Community Primary School

At Helmingham, we believe that all our pupils are valued and cared for. Learning and teaching is tailored to individual needs; a creative and stimulating curriculum helps to engage the children and we make excellent use of our school grounds and local environment. The school has been using Catch Up® Numeracy as part of our involvement with a research project to look at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.


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24th March 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Y Llys, Sir Ddinbych - EFYDD enillydd gwobr (Llythrennedd Dyfal Donc)

Ysgol Y Llys

Sefydlwyd yr ysgol fel ysgol gynradd ddwyieithog benodol ddyddiol yn 1975. Dewis y rhieni yw anfon eu plant i’r ysgol a cheir cymysgedd o Gymry Cymraeg a phlant o gartrefi di Gymraeg tref Prestatyn a’r ardaloedd cyfagos. Ar hyn o bryd mae 259 o blant ar gofrestr yr ysgol.


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24th March 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Newbridge School, Caerphilly - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Newbridge School

Newbridge School is a mixed sex, 11-16 school based in the South East valleys of Wales. The school currently educates approximately 930 pupils. Newbridge School strives to provide maximum opportunity for all pupils to achieve their potential.


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20th March 2014 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Janet Duke Primary School, Essex - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

Janet Duke Primary School

We are a happy and successful school, with clear expectations of high standards and good behaviour. Our aim is to ensure that all children are happy and enjoy school whilst progressing with their education. The school has been using Catch Up® Numeracy as part of our involvement with a research project to look at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.


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18th December 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Mayals Primary School, Swansea - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Numeracy)

Mayals Primary School

Mayals Primary is a mainstream primary school with 217 children on roll. We cater for children from different socio-economic backgrounds and children on the SEN register.


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4th December 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Trelewis Primary School, Merthyr Tydfil - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Trelewis Primary School

Trelewis Primary School is in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority area, South East Wales. There are 205 pupils aged three to eleven years on roll, nearly all from the local area. Approximately 18% of pupils have additional learning needs but none have a statement of special educational needs.


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26th November 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Oak Field Primary School, Barry - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Oak Field Primary School

Oak Field Primary School is a happy, friendly school situated in the heart of the Gibbonsdown estate on the eastern outskirts of the town of Barry. It provides education for pupils between the ages of three and eleven. There are currently 109 pupils on roll including 30 in nursery provision. The school has five classes in mixed year groups.


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18th November 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Melyd, Denbighshire - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol Melyd

Ysgol Melyd is situated in the village of Meliden near Prestatyn, North Wales coast. It provides education for pupils between three and eleven years of age. Currently, there are 147 pupils on roll including 11 who attend Nursery in the mornings.


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13th November 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Drayton Community Infant School, Norfolk - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Drayton Community Infant School

Drayton Infant School currently has approximately 260 children on roll. There are 9 classes, 3 Reception, 3 Year 1 and 3 Year 2.


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23rd October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Bro Famau, Denbighshire - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up®Literacy)

Ysgol Bro Famau

Ysgol Bro Famau is situated in a designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Moel Famau mountain area. There are two school sites approximately 3.5 miles apart in the villages of Llanarmon-yn-Ial and Llanferres. The school caters for children aged three to eleven. There are 110 pupils on roll, which includes 16 children who attend nursery part-time.


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18th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary School, Denbighshire- BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary School

Ysgol Mair is a Catholic primary school situated in the south of Rhyl, a large seaside town in North Wales. The school serves the parishes of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele/Towyn so it has a large catchment area with children being brought to school on buses.


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18th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Laugharne VCP School, Carmarthenshire - GOLD award winner

Laugharne VCP School

Laugharne is a small primary school that currently has 70 pupils with three teachers and classes. The school’s first language is English and a majority of the learners come from English speaking homes.


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18th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Jenner Park Primary, Barry - GOLD award winner

Jenner Park Primary

Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between three and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language.


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18th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: St Helen's R.C. Infant&Nursery School, Barry - SILVER award winner

St Helen's R.C. Infant & Nursery School

Our school is situated in the seaside town of Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan. It was built in 1892, next door to the Parish church of St Helen's, which is in the town centre. We provide a Catholic education for pupils from the age of three to seven who live in Barry and the rural Vale.


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15th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Denbighshire - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol Caer Drewyn

Ysgol Caer Drewyn is situated in the Clawdd Poncen area of the small rural town of Corwen. The vast majority of pupils come from the immediate vicinity of the school and the surrounding area.


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15th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol yr Eos, Rhondda Cynon Taf - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Ysgol yr Eos

Ysgol Yr Eos, the school of the nightingale, is new and located on an elevated position overlooking the small town of Penygraig in the Rhondda Fawr. It is a school for boys and girls between the ages of three and eleven years old. The full range of ability is represented in the school’s intake with 98.7% of our pupils from English speaking backgrounds.


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15th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Miskin Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taf - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Miskin Primary School

Miskin Primary School caters for pupils between three and eleven years, and is situated in the village of Miskin. There are currently 127 pupils on roll, of which 21 attend the nursery class full-time. With the exception of the nursery class, pupils are organised into four mixed ability and mixed age classes.


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15th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Ysgol Bodfari, Denbighshire – SILVER award winner

Ysgol Bodfari

Ysgol Bodfari is a small, rural school in Denbighshire. Our aim is to foster an atmosphere of respect and co-operation between pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community. As an English medium school, we are committed to promoting the language and culture of Wales in which Welsh is taught as a second language. Our mission statement is ‘Learning from each other, succeeding together’.


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15th October 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Caerphilly Catch Up® Team - BRONZE award winner (Catch Up® Literacy)

Caerphilly

The Caerphilly Catch Up® Team targets pupils who are identified through Authority screening as under attaining in literacy. The team is funded through a grant and currently employs 8.5 full time accredited Catch Up® Literacy equivalent deliverers. All schools within the Authority have been offered the accredited training, for which there has been a 97% take up through all phases.

The Team was formed in 2005, and initially only Yrs 2 & 3 were taught but, building on its success, this was expanded into Yrs 5-7 to include an underachievement of boys project.


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9th July 2013 - Catch Up® Excellence Awards: Victoria Primary School, Vale of Glamorgan - GOLD award winner

Victoria Primary School

Victoria Primary School is situated in the centre of Penarth. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English and Welsh is taught as a second language.


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