Pupil Premium / Catch up Funding
In the school year 2016-17 the school received the following sums of money:
Pupil Premium - £268,890
Year 7 Catch-up - £18,093
Pupil premium money is received by the school for any child who has been in receipt of free school meals, is a Council Looked After Child or is the child of a serving member of the armed forces. It is used to enhance these children’s educational experiences as they are deemed to be disadvantaged by circumstances out of their control.
Year 7 catch up funding is provided for any child who has not reached the expected level in Maths and/or English at the end of Primary school and is used to boost their progress in their first year of Secondary school.
Following analysis conducted throughout 2015/16 and 2016/2017 the main areas to address with this funding were the gaps between Pupil premium and non pupil premium students in terms of:
- Levels of progress in Maths and English – although reduced they were still apparent
- Persistent Absence