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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium / Literacy & Numeracy Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The Premium will be allocated to schools alongside their main schools budget each year


The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through: · the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers · the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium


In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings the local authority decides how to allocate the Pupil Premium. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.

Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

Assess and mark books

  • Ensure students respond appropriately to feedback and know how to improve through PAR and Think Pink
  • Track the progress and regularly moderate their work

Suitable and appropriate planning for all students which will stretch and challenge

  • Encourage independent learning and the development of independent thinking skills
  • Targeted support and personalisation in the classroom to effectively support students to make appropriate and expected progress

Provide enriching experiences through extended learning and opportunities

  • Encourage students in the PP category to engage in trips and aim to increase the percentage accessing trips
  • Encourage students to join extended learning opportunities in your department

Inspirational teaching and learning

  • Actively developing both literacy and numeracy skills in every lesson
  • Use a range of teaching and questioning techniques to engage a variety of learning styles

Reward and positively reinforce achievement

  • Highlight achievements to parents/carers
  • Celebrate success and a culture of respect in every classroom

Expectations are high for every student

  • Instil and promote positive behaviour for learning in every classroom
  • Modelling examples of good work and use as a benchmark for achievement to others


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy

Catch Up Premium

This funding is to support students who have lower levels of progress in English and Maths - see attachments below.