Pupil Premium & other 'Catch-Up' Grants
Pupil Premium: The Facts
Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces ). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.
The level of premium for secondary age pupils in 2020-21 is £935 per pupil.
Looked after children receive a slightly higher rate of funding called Pupil Premium Plus, which is £2,345 per pupil for 2020-21. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers.
Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2020-21 is £300 per pupil.
The Department for Eductation's fact sheet about Pupil Premium can be viewed here:
Pupil Premium at Castle Hill
The following document summarises our spend in 2019-20 and how we intend to use our projected grant in 2020-21
The following document summarises the strategies we use at Castle Hill in supporting students eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.
Summary of Strategies
The impact of Pupil Premium spend is considered in our termly whole school progress analysis and analysed in more detail at the end of each school year (refer to Impact Analysis document above). The impact analysis for 2019-20 is less detailed than usual because we have limited progress data due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our next Pupil Premium strategy review will be in July 2021.
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium
The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was given to school for the last time in 2019-20. The document below outlines how this fund was spent in 2019-20.
Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium
Government guidance on this grant can be viewed here:
The document below details the grant awarded to Castle Hill High School, how it will be spent and how we will assess its impact.