Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

Pupil premium grant expenditure:

The Government has made available to all maintained schools the Pupil Premium Grant. This grant is aimed at supporting the outcomes for students who are, or have been in the last six years, eligible for free school meals (FSM), or students who are in the care of the local authority (CLA – Children Looked After). Eligibility for FSM is not in itself intended to be a judgement of any individual student’s ability, potential or likely outcomes. However, nationally there is a strong correlation between eligibility for FSM and lower achievement and outcomes below expectations

It should be emphasised that many of our students who are eligible for FSM achieve in line with or ahead of their non-FSM peers. We also work hard to ensure these students receive the appropriate level of support to ensure they achieve high level outcomes too. FSM is not an exact measure, but it is the best available for targeting additional resources, which schools are expected to use strategically in their own contexts to support the students that they have who are eligible and may be vulnerable to disengagement, poor attendance, low aspirations or outcomes below expectations.

This report sets out a summary of how we spent our grant in the last academic year. The school holds more detailed information on each strand of its support, which it is using to improve evaluate interventions and plan improvements to future interventions.

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To provide enhanced provision for able students to enhance their proportion of A and A*GCSE and A* to B A Level passes.
  • Improve levels of literacy and numeracy in KS3 to enable students to better access learning now, in KS4, and beyond.
  • To provide a range of alternative provision for vulnerable students at risk of disengagement, in order to re-engage and ensure completion of education with recognised qualifications at the end.
  • To increase the proportion of FSM students achieving key threshold measures that will allow them to gain access to their first choice of higher/ further education or career.
  • To provide a range of enhanced pastoral support and intervention in order to reduce the instances of exclusion (fixed term, permanent, internal) since such exclusion reduces the chances of the targeted students from achieving their potential
Catch-up premium

The Catch-Up Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to support Year 7 pupils that didn’t achieve the expected standard at KS2 in their reading and Maths.


The Department for Education provide no directive on how schools should spend the additional funding, although schools should only select programmes and approaches that they know are effective.  Such examples include individual tuition, intensive small-group tuition, external services and materials and/or academically focused summer schools that help students catch up over a short period of time through intensive expert tuition.

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2018 - 2019

Pupil Premium Allocation and Spend 2018 - 2019

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