Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is a government grant which is designed to support schools in raising the attainment of pupils who are eligible to receive Free School Meals. This category had been extended to include any pupil who has been registered for FSM since 2007 and those who are in Local Authority Care and have been continuously looked after for four months. Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who meet the criteria. Since September 2012 all schools have been required to report publicly how the money is to be spent to support pupils and a statement is to be produced each year confirming Pupil Premium allocation, how it was spent and the impact it has had.

Impact of Pupil Premium based on Redwood 5 Outcomes: 2015-2016


Above Expected Progress  Expected Progress

Less than Expected Progress

Whole Cohort








Non Pupil Premium








Pupil Premium








Above Expected Progress - an improvement of 10 points or more over the year.

Expected Progress - an improvement of 1-9 points over the year.

Less than Expected Progress - a score of 0 or a lower score than previous year

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional funding, the Year 7 Catch-up Premium, for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved National Curriculum Level 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics at end of Key Stage 2. The purpose of the Year 7 Catch-up Premium is to support the target pupils’ progress and attainment. The grant for the 2016-17 year is £500 per qualifying pupil.

Redwood Secondary School currently has 32 Year 7 pupils who meet the criteria for the Year 7 Catch-up Premium. The school has therefore been allocated £16,000 of Year 7 Catch-up Premium.

The Year 7 Catch-up Premium funding is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to improve attainment in Reading and Mathematics, for some of our pupils with a higher level of need this is translated as pre-reading / communication skills and early cognition skills.
For the 2015-16 year the funding will be used:
To purchase individual resources to support the Mathematics curriculum – £1,500
To purchase individual resources to support the English curriculum - £1,500
To provide additional books and literacy resources for Year 7 reading – £1,000
To develop a sensory resource bank for English and Mathematics activities – £1,000
To upgrade switch toys to develop understanding of ‘cause and effect’ – £1,500
To purchase additional ipads and apps to support Reading and Mathematics -£2000
To provide additional Teaching Assistant support for targeted intervention, 1:1/ small group work – £6000
To provide additional support through transition days from KS2 to KS3 £1,500

The progress made in English and Mathematics by all pupils who have been targeted with additional support funded through the Year 7 Catch-up Premium will be carefully monitored. This will be achieved through termly tracking using B’Squared. Personalised interventions will be put in place for any child who is not on target each term. At the end of Year 7 it is anticipated that all pupils will be on target, or exceeding their target, to make expected progress by the end of KS3 relative to their individual starting point.