About Pupil Premium Funding
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is funding that is additional to main General Annual Grant funding (GAG,) is the best way to address current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
It is left to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision is most appropriate for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.
New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.
Pupil Premium students are defined as any student who in the previous 6 years has fallen into one of the following categories; looked after children, children of service personnel, children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), and children adopted from care.
About the Year 7 Catch Up Funding
The Year 7 catch-Up premium has been offered by the Government as a commitment to provide additional funding to schools. This is aimed at each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least 100 (scaled score) in their KS2 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.