The Pupil Premium grant is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The Pupil Premium grant is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is paid as a grant to schools, and is aimed at students who required extra support, such as those who did not reach the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests.
COVID-19 Catch-Up Funding has been allocated to schools in response to the pandemic and the impact that school closure has had on children. Information on how we have used this funding is in the report below.