Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Funding
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium is funding we get from the government to help students who can find it more challenging to reach their potential. We receive extra funding for each student that meets any of the criteria below:
- Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Every child who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Children who have a parent currently serving in the armed forces
Pupil Premium is paid directly to us, and we decide how it is used to meet our students needs. Ofsted inspections report on our use of the funding, and how it is helping our students.
We are expected to show that the spending of the pupil premium:
- Increases the attainment of pupil premium students
- Increases the progress made by pupil premium students
- Reduces the gap in attainment between pupil premium students and their non-pupil premium peers
Each year we release a report on what we will spend our Pupil Premium funding on, and one that evaluates how it was spent the year before.
What is Year 7 Catch up Funding?
Year 7 catch up funding is provided to all schools and is for supporting students who have not achieved Level 4 on entry to Year 7. We use the funding to focus on building students’ Literacy and Numeracy skills. You can read more about our Reading, Writing, Communication and Mathematics initiative.