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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for all publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers

Funding for each financial year 

Secondary schools currently receive £935 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

The links below provide access to academy plans for, and reports on, the use of pupil premium funding. The Pupil Premium Strategy is used as a tool throughout the academic year to focus resources on students eligible for this support. Outcomes for students in Year 7-10 are reported to governors. A final review of the Strategy is published during autumn term of the following year to enable analysis of final GCSE grades to be considered. Effective practice with clear impact is identified and developed further for the following academic year.

2014/15 Pupil Premium Impact report and Strategy for 2015/16

2015/16 Pupil Premium Impact report and Strategy for 2016/17

2016/17 Pupil Premium Impact Report

2017/18 Pupil Premium Strategy

2017/18 Pupil Premium Impact Report

2018/19 Pupil Premium Strategy

Catch Up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Funding for each financial year 

Schools currently receive £68 per eligible pupil for Year 7 Catch Up.

We identify pupils who need extra support from the year 7 catch-up premium using information provided by the primary schools, key stage 2 test results, and in-school assessments relating to:

  • mathematics;
  • reading;
  • grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Schools are expected to determine how best to use the funding, based on research and teacher knowledge of effective strategies.  These strategies may include:

  • individual tuition;
  • intensive small-group tuition;
  • additional provision within the curriculum lesson time
  • external services and materials.

The links below provide access to academy plans for, and reports on, the use of Year 7 Catch Up Funding.


2015/16 Catch up Report

2016/17 Catch Up Impact Report

2017/18 Catch Up Strategy

2017/18 Catch Up Impact Statement

2018/19 Catch Up Plan