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.

Year 7 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 Writing and 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 was £500 per qualifying pupil. This report summarises how the 2016-17 funding was spent. It provides information on the outcomes of the spending and the improvements made amongst our students.