Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence with our parent support advisor or your child’s tutor.
Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium funding according to how they feel each individual child can best be supported.
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
The DfE has made available additional funds 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 at Key Stage 2. An allocation is made for every pupil who has not achieved a Level 4 in reading and/or writing at Key Stage 2 as per the October school census.
All of our year 7 pupils qualify for this funding and as a school we have decided to use the funding to support teaching and learning approaches that we know are effective.