The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Funding is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and for children who have been looked after for more than 6 months (including adopted children).
From 2012-13 this included children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years or 'Ever6'.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy is currently under review and will be available to view here shortly.
Click here to view a summary report on how the Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 is being spent.
Click here to view a summary of our new Pupil Premium intervention tracker for 2017-18.
Click here to view a summary report on how the Pupil Premium funding for 2016-17 was spent.
Click here to view a summary data report on how our use of Pupil Premium funding impacted on outcomes for disadvantaged Year 11 pupils in 2016-17.
Click here for Department for Education (DfE) information on the Pupil Premium.
If you would like more information on how to apply for Free School Meals for your child please contact the school reception.
The year 7 catch up premium helps schools provide additional support in literacy and numeracy to year 7 students who achieved below average scores in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The funding per student for 2017-18 will be £5,874. In 2016-17, our school received £6,115 catch up premium. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) pays catch-up funding directly to academies. Funding allocations for this academic year will be based on the autumn 2017 school census.
Progress in measured by four data captures during the course of the year and by ongoing in class assessment conducted by teachers.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium Impact Statement 2016/17
The funding was allocated as follows:
- Smaller class sizes in both English and Maths lessons
- Extra TA support
- Additional resources including access to mathswatch website
- Licensing for Lexia and Literacy Packs
Maths Impact: 25% of pupils progress rapidly to exceed their end of year target. A further 50% of pupils progressed to hit their end of year expected target. Therefore 75% of pupils caught up with their numeracy by the end of Year 7.
English Impact: 20% of pupils progress rapidly to exceed their end of year target. A further 40% of pupils progressed to hit their end of year expected target. Therefore 60% of pupils caught up with their literacy by the end of Year 7.
Catch Up Premium Plan 2017/18
Despite being pleased with the impact from 2016/17, we wanted to go even further for the 2017/18 academic year. We have therefore created extra numeracy and literacy groups and lessons for pupils who scored below average on their KS2 exams in English and/or Mathematics.
As part of this programme, pupils will receive the following:
- 3 hours of extra literacy lessons per fortnight
- 2 hours of extra numeracy lessons per fortnight
- 1 hours of extra SEAL skills per fortnight
- Additional staffing so that pupils will also be in small groups for their Maths and English lessons