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Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium

With respect to Disadvantage, which includes those children who are entitled to Pupil Premium,  we believe in EQUITY,  in other words children have the right to achieve like their peers regardless of any disadvantage they encounter in their lives. This we see is different to equality which ensure everyone has the same. Equity des result in children who are disadvantaged receiving bespoke extra support in school so they can FLOURISH like their peers.






Therefore every child with a disadvantage has been identified and their disadvantage assessed. Then there is bespoke support for each children that has been identified to try to mitigate the disadvantage. In addition, to any academic extra guidance to ensure these children achieve.


This bespoke support is detailed on an EQUITY PLAN (for non-SEND PP (and other disadvantaged children) and on individual Support Plans for those SEND children with disadvantage (which includes PP.)   This support also includes extra FEEDBACK from the teacher during lessons and specific LEVELLING the PLAYFIELD support.


Therefore we spend the majority of our PP funding on enabling teachers to undertake the bespoke support, give extra high quality feedback and level the playing field for those children with a disadvantage. There is also professional guidance from leaders for all teachers and support staff in how to increase the impact of this bespoke support and feedback in class and in other forms of CPD.


Some of this bespoke support is in the form of interventions (small group or one to one) guidance which is delivered by a member of support staff, which is also funded through PP funding. This is mainly academic support.


Finally, we also use the funding to ensure those children who encounter a disadvantage receive the necessary emotional support through our Thrive programme. In addition, to ensuring they have access to the same opportunities as their peers in and out of school.


If you have any questions about our PP provision then please do not hestiate to contact Mr Le Fevre or Mrs Hutchison (PP leads)



PP and RECOVERY STRATEGY 20-21 - reviewed March 2022 (mid-year review)

What is The Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is money from the government, designed to help students who are currently registered for Free School Meals, or who have been registered for Free School Meals within the last 6 years, to do well at school. Please be aware this is different to infant school children who also get a "free" universal school dinner. Pupil Premium funding is in the order of over £1000 per child registered being added to the school budget.  The children of Armed Forces families, and young people who are In Care are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding.


At the present time for those who are entitled to this funding we support the child by:

50% reduction in the cost of school trips and residential

50% reduction in the cost of after-school clubs.

We can also support children entitled to this funding by making a contribution to uniform costs, out of school activities, extra learning resources for the children and also extra support in school to guide the children with their learning.


You can see if your children is entitled for Free School Meals (Pupil Premium funding) by visiting this website:


or complete the letter below and return it to the school office and we can make the application on your behalf. We urge every family that is in receipt of the any of the following to make an application:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on -paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Please note:  Parents who are made redundant or start working less than 16 hours per week, may find their children are entitled to free school meals for a limited period.


 Please speak to the school office for further details.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding:

Application for Free School Meals Letter