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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at students from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to help schools support these students in reaching their potential through school policy and provision. The Government has used students entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) as an indicator for deprivation, and have designated a grant fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of students registered for Free School meals over a rolling six year period. Additional funding is allocated where:

  •  there are students who are children of Armed Forces personnel 
  • there are students who are classed as Looked After Children (LAC) 

The Government is not instructing schools how they should spend this money; it is not ring-fenced and schools ‘are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit’ DfE 2011. The Government however is clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their Disadvantaged students (i.e. those eligible for Free School meals over a six year period) in increasing their attainment, and “closing the gap” with their non – disadvantaged peers. Schools should report on how they intend to spend their Pupil Premium Grant and evaluate the effectiveness of this.

For 2021 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 and 2023 - 2024  the Pupil Premium and the Covid Recovery Premium grants have been combined.

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy Statement 2023 - 2024 and Pupil Premium Review 2022 - 2023

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy Statement  2022 - 2023 and Pupil Premium Review 2021 - 2022

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy Statement 2021 - 2022 and Pupil Premium Review 2020 - 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020 - 2021 and Pupil Premium Review 2019 - 2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 - 2020 and Pupil Premium Review 2018 - 2019

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement and Review 2017 - 2018

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Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, 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 (KS2). This fund has now been discontinued, with last payments being for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium Report 2017 - 2020

 Covid Catch Up Premium

 The Government provided the  Covid Catch up premium in 2020 - 2021. 

 Covid Catch Up Premium replaced the Literacy and Numeracy  Catch Up Premium. 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery supported by research from the Education Endowment Fund.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

Schools can use catch-up premium funding to support any summer catch-up provision that they are offering and can carry funding forward to future academic years. 

Covid Catch Up Premium Report 2020 - 2021

Summer Catch up provision 

The Green School for Boys used this funding to provide a transition week for year 6 students in August 2021. Approximately 38% of eligible students attended our summer school. The summer school was a great success and the students had a wonderful time, and grew in confidence ready to start school in September. Summer School Report 2021