Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Purpose: The government believes that the best way to address the inequalities which can exist between the success of children eligible for free school meals and non-free school meals students is by ensuring that additional funding to tackle this disadvantage reaches the students that need it most.

Schools receive a Pupil Premium Grant for every student who has been entitled to free school meals at any point during the last six years.  Schools also receive the Pupil Premium Grant for Looked After Children and children of service personnel.

Year 7 Catch Up Funding 
 
Purpose: The Year 7 Catch Up Fund provides schools with additional funding to support each Year 7 student who did not achieve a level 4 in English and / or Maths at the end of key stage 2.
 
The school uses its allocated catch up funding but also commits funding from its main budget allocation to support lower ability students in maths and English.  We ensure that in maths an extra teaching group is created in each key stage 3 year group to allow specialist teachers to work with low attaining students.  In English additional support is provided via a 1-1 specialist teacher and specific literacy lessons.
 
Accountability

Headteachers are accountable to OFSTED for the way in which their schools use the Pupil Premium Grant and the Year 7 Catch Up funding to tackle inequality.

Please see below links to information relating to the use of the Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch Up Funding at the William de Ferrers School.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Grant 2017-2018 Planned Spending 

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Grant 2015-2016

Year 7 Catch Up Funding