In 2011, the Government sought to address the inequality in attainment of disadvantaged pupils (compared to their non-disadvantaged counterparts) by allocating funds to schools.
‘Disadvantaged pupils’ refers to those pupils who attract government pupil premium funding i.e. those pupils claiming free school meals at any point in the last six years and those in care or who left care through adoption or another formal route e.g. Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangement Order.
Pupil Premium pupils receive a grant of £935 per pupil.
Pupils in care or who have left care (CLA) receive a grant of £1900 per pupil.
Children of of service personnel receive a grant of £300 (although they are not technically classified as ‘disadvantaged’.
Click here for the Pupil Premium Report
The ‘Catch-up Premium’ is additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (scaled score of 100) in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of KS2.
Click here for the Catch-Up Premium Report