Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. This additional funding is provided in order to support these disadvantaged students in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.
The government use students who are or have been eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) as an indicator of deprivation. Schools receive a fixed amount of money per student based, based on the number of students who receive or have received FSM. Schools also receive further funding for students who are looked after by the local authority, are adopted or are children of service personnel – HM Armed Forces.
We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:
- Funding of private music tuition for FSM students
- Funding support for enrichment trips and opportunities
- Focused tuition in English and Maths
- Individualised support for students, where required
- Increasing the pool of student resources (textbooks, revision guides, online support)
- Small group intervention work
Please click here to read our current report on Pupil Premium Strategy.
Covid Catch-up Premium Strategy 2020-2021
What is the ‘Catch-up premium’?
The Covid-19 Catch Up Premium is a source of funding from the government to support the missed learning of all students following the school closures.
A one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year was issued nationally, to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all students make up for lost teaching time. Schools will be allocated £80 per student to enable schools to minimise the impact on education following the school closures.
In line with the EEF Guide to Supporting School Planning we have identified three tiers of support for students in our planning for the Catch-Up Premium. These are: high quality teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies for support. The DfE recommends small group or 1-to-1 tuition particularly through the National Tutoring Programme, and extra teaching capacity or summer programmes.
The Covid-19 Catch-up Premium funding we expect to receive is: £91,440
Please click here to read our Catch-up Premium Strategy.