Pupil Premium Background
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Student premium funding is available to:
Research suggests that the following barriers to learning are particularly significant to pupil premium students:
"In 2016, Year 11 disadvantaged students made much better progress than in previous years. Consequently, differences in the progress and attainment of disadvantaged students compared with those of other students nationally diminished significantly.These improved outcomes for disadvantaged students are evidence that leaders are now using the student premium funding more effectively." Ofsted, September 2016
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
See how much year 7 catch-up premium St Cuthbert's received for the 2015-2016 and 2017-18 financial years, how it was spent and the impact it made by viewing the Pupil Premium Action Plan below.
Allocations for 2018-19
In 2018 to 2019 schools will 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, based on the October 2018 census.
"Information provided by the school indicates that those students who are supported by the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium are making accelerated progress." Ofsted, September 2016