Pupil Premium & Catch-Up
What is The Pupil Premium?
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is the name of the fund given directly to schools to support students who are in receipt of Free School Meals, or who have been registered within the last 6 years. The children of Armed Forces families and young people who are in care are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding. We use the Pupil Premium to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
How much Pupil Premium money does our school receive?
These funds are in addition to the main school budget and are allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for the Pupil Premium.
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
•£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
•a special guardianship order
•a child arrangements order
•a residence order
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract up to £1,900 of pupil premium funding. However, funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH).
The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people when one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces or one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years schools receive £300 for each pupil.
The total sum for the period April 2015 to March 2016 is £242,450. For the period April 2013 to March 2014, we received £255,780.
What do Carr Hill offer?
In September 2015 we introduced our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’ out ling the ways in which Carr Hill High School is investing its Pupil Premium to ensure the maximum impact on the academic achievement and non-academic performance of those students who qualify for this funding. A copy of our Pupil Premium Promise can be found here (hyperlink to PP Promise leaflet)
Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything your child needs to support them at school. Recently we have been able to support children by paying for revision materials, musical lessons, sports equipment, and breakfasts in school and school trips. Please contact Mrs Somers (Pupil Premium Mentor) to access this funding on: 01772 682 008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I get more information?
If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals or would like more information about how you should go about claiming an entitlement, please contact the school via 01772 682008.
Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2.
How we use our year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
We assess the individual needs of each of year 7 pupils to decide the best way to use the funding and then use the most effective programmes and approaches that we know work.
Last year we used the following interventions:
- individual tuition
- intensive small-group tuition
- external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources
- summer schools that help students catch up over a short period of time
How much Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding does our school receive?
The total sum for the period April 2015 to March 2016 is estimated at £10,000 For the period April 2013 to March 2014, we received £10,000.
How is the money spent?
At the start of each financial year, going forward, Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form Centre will publish, on our School Website, an outline of how we intend to spend our Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding for the coming year.