Pupil Premium and Catch Up
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and was allocated to children whose families were eligible for and claiming free school meals. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
The school receives additional funding in the form of Pupil Premium for children entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces.
From September 2014, pupils recently adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order will also be eligible for additional funding.
Common barriers for disadvantaged pupils can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no one strategy that fits all.
The links below enable you to see, how we intend to use the funding this year and summarises how the previous year’s funding was spent and its impact.
The DfE has made additional funds available for improving the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils, known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving Maths and English levels. An allocation is made for every pupil who has not achieved the government’s “expected standard” (previously a level 4) in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
The reports below summarise how the previous year funding was spent and how we intend to spend this year’s funding. For the academic years 2014/15 the total Catch-Up Grant fund was £10,000 and in 2015/16 - £11,000.
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