Pupil Premium and Catch-up Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

For the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,345 for primary-aged pupils

Schools also received £2,345 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under: a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.

Click the link below to find out how we use our Pupil Premium Grant.

Pupil Premium Strategy Report 2020 to 2021

The impact of all interventions, initiatives and strategies is evaluated in daily pupil progress meetings. Entry and exit data tracks the performance of individual pupils and groups (such as those identified as being more able), at least every 6 weeks, informing our ongoing Pupil Premium Strategy. Summative test data is also analysed in terms of groups of pupils who have attended booster classes, have been tutored or who have accessed the extended day provision or whose teachers have received specific training.

The impact of the school's Pupil Premium strategy is monitored reviewed through daily pupil progress meetings and weekly Senior Leadership Meetings. The strategies are reviewed periodically with the School Improvement Adviser and the Governing Body. The main review point will be July each year, when the new achievement data for Reception, Year 2 and Year 6 is available. Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are always compared to all pupils nationally. We will publish our new strategy each Autumn term.

For more information, please contact the School Office. The school has a designated member of staff (Ms Sophie Dixon) and member of the Governing Body (Mr Rob Casey) with responsibility for Pupil Premium.

Catch-up Funding

The school also receives catch-up funding from the government, to accelerate the pace at which pupils recover, academically, physically and emotionally, from the pandemic. We review our spending of this funding frequently, and to view the current spending, please click here. For the forthcoming academic year, the spending of pupil premium and catch-up funding will be reported together to enhance transparency.

The designated member of staff overseeing the spending of the catch-up funding is Ms Sarah Gill, Headteacher.