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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium: The Facts

The 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 2019-20 is £935 per pupil.

Children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which is £2,300 per pupil for 2019-20. 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 2019-20 will be set at £300 per pupil.

The Department for Eductation's fact sheet about Pupil Premium can be viewed here: 


Pupil Premium at Castle Hill

The following documents detail how Pupil Premium operates at Castle Hill High School :



Further information

  • Summary of Strategies - this document summarises the strategies we use at Castle Hill in supporting students eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.

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).

Our next Pupil Premium strategy review will be in July 2020.


Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

This provides an additional £500 to support each Year 7 student who did not achieve level 4 in English and/or maths by the end of Year 6. The funds are used to help these students catch-up with their peers during their first year of secondary education. Details of how our the Catch-Up premium was spent in 2018-19 and our plans for 2019-20 can be found here: