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.
To read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement please click on the link below.
The Pupil Premium Policy can be found on the policies page of this website.
Catch up Premium
Schools receive an additional premium originally calculated as £500 for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved the expected standard in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. In 2018, the Department for Education allocated funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2017 and the October 2018 school censuses. This has been the same since that time; therefore allocations remain constant for 2018-19 & 2019-2020. Reporting for the Catch Up Premium is based on the Financial Year.
To read our Catch Up Premium Report please click on the link below:
- Catch Up Premium Report TGSB Financial Year 2018 2019
- Catch Up Premium Report TGSB Financial Year 2019 2020