Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up


Pupil Premium – A Guide for Parents


‘The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.  It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.’

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settingsIt is allocated to schools with students on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years; those who are children looked after by Local Authority Care (CLA); and those who are service children.  

The school has the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for disadvantaged students.  


1.    We aim to secure the highest possible attainment for every student.
2.    In order to achieve this our practice is focused on closing all gaps in attainment and progress that may occur between disadvantaged students and others.
3.    Our school vision is ‘life to the full for everyone’ and our aspirations are high for ALL our students.  In order to improve their employability and realise their ambitions we prioritise the development of key skills, qualities and attributes as well as increasing their educational outcomes.
4.    We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed and addressed.
5.    In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
6.    Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.  

Each application for Pupil Premium funding will be looked at on an individual basis and evidence of impact will be required to ensure that the funding is being used to raise attainment and progress of disadvantaged students.