Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium
The Pupil Premium
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Each year the school receives an amount of money to support some of our children in overcoming particular barriers, this amount is calculated based on the number of children in school who qualify for funding. The school receives £1,345 for each child eligible and £2,345 for every Looked After Child or Post Looked After Child.
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which began in 2011, and which is designed to support children who are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Money is paid to the school which is then used to target resources in a way which benefits these children. Children who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years, and any children who have been in care for 1 day or more are provided for through Pupil Premium.
The government has never dictated what the money has to be spent on, but what is clear is that money needs to be used to narrow the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils, and that it is for the school to decide the best way for this to happen.
Each year we review the impact that our Pupil Premium spending has had on the children's development and we look to identify ways to ensure that we are 'narrowing the gap' for our vulnerable learners. We publish a report each year detailing how the money has been spent, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Catch-Up Premium
Schools’ allocations for the Catch-up Premium will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to year 11.
As a response to the coronavirus pandemic the government has provided £1billion of funding to support children and young people to catch-up lost time due to school closures.
This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. Please see the premium plan document below which details how we plan to utilise our funding in the most effective way.